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Symbolism, Setting, and Objects from Light in August

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Object Descriptions

This section provides a short description of all the major objects in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.


Doane's Mill - Doane's Mill is the tiny town in Alabama where Lena lives with her brother. Her cross-country trek to find Lucas Burch is the first trip she has ever taken away from home.

Miss Burden's House - Miss Burden is born and spends her entire life in this large, colonial style home which predates the Civil War.

The Cabin - The slave cabin is on Miss Burden's property and is where she allows Joe Christmas to live once they become lovers.

Jefferson - Jefferson, Mississippi, is a hotbed of...

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