A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner: Summary, Theme & Analysis


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1. What is a fallen woman?

2. Which is not a theme in 'A Rose for Emily?'

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily is a suspenseful short story, told in a non-linear structure, about the death and mysterious life of Emily Grierson. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of the story's summary and analysis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Literary terminology
  • Major themes present in the story
  • Character analysis
  • The southern Gothic
  • Metaphors in the story

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you can identify the major themes present in A Rose for Emily
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding character and story analysis, including literary terminology
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of A Rose for Emily to answer questions about the characters and major themes through the lens of the southern Gothic tradition

Additional Learning

To learn more about the analysis of A Rose for Emily, review the accompanying lesson on A Rose for Emily: Summary & Analysis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Summarizes the plot and analyzes its meaning
  • Explores Emily's role as a fallen woman
  • Analyzes the characters
  • Notes major themes
  • Discusses the southern Gothic