This study guide will help you analyze the short story “Gravel” by Alice Munro. We will show you examples of elements in the text that will be relevant for your analysis. In these notes, we will focus on the summary, structure, characters, setting, narrator and point of view, language, themes and message.
Presentation of the text
Title: “Gravel” (2011)
Author: Alice Munro
Genre: Short story
Alice Ann Munro (b. 1931) is a Canadian short story writer. She won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2013. She originally published “Gravel” in 2011 in The New Yorker and added it to her short story collection Dear Life in 2012.
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