Carson McCullers

Vocabulary – Carson McCullers
Literary Genre Noun A category of literature
Southern Gothic Noun A genre of fiction that is unique to the American
South. The genre usual has supernatural, ironic, or
unusual elements
Penetrating Adjective apparently able to see or understand things that
are hidden
Commercial Adjective relating to the buying and selling of goods or
Controversial Adjective Causing argument, disagreement, disapproval or
public debate
Ballad Noun a song or poem, especially a traditional one or
one in a traditional style, telling a story in a
number of short regular stanzas, often with a
Broadway Noun a long avenue in Manhattan, New York City, part
of which is the main thoroughfare of the city’s
theater district
Hauntingly Adjective Creates a sense of strong emotion or sadness that
last for a long time
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