Cane - Chapter 3 "November Cotton Flower" Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 "November Cotton Flower" Summary

"November Cotton Flower" is fourteen lines of rhyming verse describing the unlikely bloom of a cotton flower in November. The landscape and climate show signs of the impending winter months. The cotton stalks are drying and the streams are low. Dead birds are found at the bottom of the well. In this setting, a beautiful cotton flower blooms. The beauty of the flower overcomes the superstitious tendency of the townspeople. Rather than attribute the unlikely bloom as something superstitious or supernatural, the townspeople look upon the cotton flower with love and appreciation.

Chapter 3 "November Cotton Flower" Analysis

"November Cotton Flower" provides some insight into the mindset of the townspeople in the setting our narrator describes. At first, the landscape is bleak. Death of plant and animal life is the prevailing theme...

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