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  1. “A Worn path” By Eudora Welty

  2. background • Born (1909) and raised in Jackson, Mississippi - “conventional girlhood” • Dad – insurance salesman • Mom – school teacher • Attended MS State College for Women • Graduated from the University of Wisconsin • Did graduate work at Columbia University School of Business

  3. The Writer • Intended a career in advertising; thwarted by the Depression • Returned to Jackson and began writing • Published numerous short stories and novels • Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for The Optimist’s Daughter • Writing is marked by the accuracy of colloquial (everyday) speech

  4. Eudora’s Home

  5. Question • How is “A Worn Path” an example of modernism? Take a few minutes to look over your notes, review the story, and write about this. (You can answer this right in your notes about Welty)

  6. Figurative language On your own or with a partner, find the following: • 3 examples of metaphors • 3 examples of similes