This study guide will help you analyze the text “The First Day” by Edward P. Jones. 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, theme and message.
Presentation of the text
Title: “The First Day”
Author: Edward P. Jones
Published in: “Lost in the City” (short story collection)
Date of Publication: 1992
Genre: Short Story
Edward P. Jones (b. 1950) is an American short story writer and novelist. His most famous literary work is the novel “The Known World”, for which he received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2004.
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