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As I Lay Dying

As I Lay Dying


by William Faulkner

Analysis: Tough-o-Meter

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(8) Snow Line

The path up is filled with switchbacks in this one. With 15 different narrators, Faulkner's narrative can throw you more curves than Nolan Ryan. Heck, even a dead woman gets her shot at telling this story. Still, Shmoop is in your dugout, gang. Just follow our lead and you'll be knockin' it out of the park in no time.

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