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Wordplay in An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

Wordplay Examples in An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge:


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"His neck was in pain and lifting his hand to it found it horribly swollen. He knew that it had a circle of black where the rope had bruised it. His eyes felt congested; he could no longer close them. His tongue was swollen with thirst..."   (III)

The narrator is describing the results of a successful hanging—swollen, blackened neck, bloodshot and "congested" eyes, and a swollen tongue.  

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