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Roselily Study Guide & Plot Summary

This Study Guide consists of approximately 48 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Roselily.
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Plot Summary

The story begins with the opening words of the traditional wedding ceremony, "Dearly Beloved." The two words, italicized, hang above a paragraph of prose, with no explanation. Following the paragraph are a few more words from the ceremony, "we are gathered here." The brief story is arranged this way throughout. A paragraph or two of prose is followed by a bit of the minister's words, until two sentences from the wedding are complete: "Dearly Beloved, / we are gathered here / in the sight of God / to join this man and this woman / in holy matrimony" and "If there's anybody here that knows a reason why / these two should not be joined / together, / let him speak / or forever hold / his peace."

The eleven prose sections are spoken in the third person by a narrator who can see into the mind of Roselily, the central character. Each section reports what Roselily...

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This section contains 796 words
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Roselily from BookRags and Gale's For Students Series. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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