Vocabulary in Araby
Joyce sets his story in late 19th-century Dublin, and so much of the vocabulary used reflects that time period—units of currency, for example. Additionally, since much of the story (and the collection Dubliners in general) includes the influence of Catholic and Protestant religious traditions, many vocabulary items with direct or indirect religious meanings and connotations are used.
Vocabulary Examples in Araby:
"I allowed the two pennies to fall against the sixpence in my pocket..." See in text (Araby)