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Analysis


Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory

Setting

Lincoln is from Illinois—at least according to people from Illinois—so it's strange to find out that he was born in Kentucky, spent some time in Indiana, travelled up and down the Mississippi R...

Narrator Point of View

This is a little confusing, so be gentle with us, because we are confused, too. Let's cut out the introduction and look at the rest of the book for a moment. Oh, that's much easier because the narr...

Tone

We'll just let Seth Grahame-Smith (the real person, not the narrator) explain this: "The more absurd your premise, the more serious your execution has to be" (source).To be fair, the book has some...

What's Up With the Title?

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.Yep, you heard that right. The title of this book (however strange and shocking) lays it all out on the line for us. It tells us exactly what the author's up to: let...

What's Up With the Epigraph?

"The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?" —Edgar Allan PoeBefore we even know where this quote is...

What's Up With the Ending?

The very last section of Chapter Fourteen is about what Lincoln does after his assassination and vampirization (totally just made that word up). He and Henry continue to fight for black civil right...

Tough-o-Meter

If you were to actually find Abe's journal from the 1800s, it would be hard to read: he would constantly be misspelling things at first (since he didn't go to school); his syntax would be weird; he...
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