Great Short Works of Herman Melville Setting & Symbolism

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Moby Dick, appears in The Town-Ho's Story

Moby Dick is the appellation given to a huge white whale appearing in the short story "The Town-Ho's Story" and also appearing in the novel Moby Dick, in which "The Town-Ho's Story" is included as a chapter. The whale is possessed of a malevolent nature and cunning intelligence; it is hunting Radney while the Town-Ho mistakenly believes the whale is the prey.

The Noble Cock Beneventano, appears in Cock-A-Doodle-Doo!

In Cock-A-Doodle-Doo! or, the Crowing of the Noble Cock Beneventano, Beneventano is the nickname given by the narrator to a magnificently crowing cock. The cock is owned by a poor laborer named Merrymusk and is the only object in the man's life that gives him pleasure. The cock's crowing excites and gladdens all hearers. The narrator attempts to purchase the cock but Merrymusk declines, claiming that it is beyond any price. By...

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