Gilded six bits

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“The Gilded Six-Bits” Response

1. The story is written as a single continuous narrative, but the events take place over a long period of time. Estimate how much time actually passes between the beginning of the story and end.
I would say that the story had to take place probably between nine to ten months. I arrived at this conclusion from information given in the story. Such as I drew from the fact that after being caught with Otis D. Slemmons, Missie May and Joe had not touched in three months, then six months later the baby boy had arrived. So in conclusion I basically just added those months together to estimate how much time actually passed between the beginning of the story and end.

2. How does the narrator’s use of figurative language such as “The hours went past on their rusty ankles”, affect the tone of the story.
The narrator’s use of figurative language such as stated affects the tone of the story by slowing it down, giving the reader the affect that from now on in the story things would be slowing down and not like they use to be.

3. Identify the key events of this story and arrange them into rising action, climax, falling action, and denouement.
The rising action of the story would be when Joe came home to Missie May bragging and telling her of this new man Slemmons who just opened a new ice cream parlor, and his gold. The climax of the story is when Joe one night getting from work early caught Missie May sleeping with Otis in exchange for some gold. The falling action occurred when Missie Mae was pregnant a few months later. While the denouement occurred when Joe finally figured that the child was in fact a spitting image of him and his, and he continued to throw silver dollars at Missie Mae like old times.

4. In what ways does dialect suggest a sense of place; how do Joe and the candy shop clerk indicate location in their speech?
For starters in the story Negro dialect is used to suggest a black community as the sense of

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