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Master of Arts in English Composition
This thesis looks at how Wideman takes advantage of the associative function of metaphor, creating a vast network, or web, or interconnected images. In deviating from linguistic norms, and growing steadily from page to page, this web causes the novel to appear symbolic. It also appears to have a symbolic meaning of its own, possibly representing the intricate social and spiritual connections that comprise the novel's fictional community of Homewood.
Kilpatrick, Joel Wesley, "The beaded web: Metaphor and association in John Edgar Wideman's Sent for you yesterday" (2007). Theses Digitization Project. 3207.