This study guide will help you analyze the text “Chickamauga” by Ambrose Bierce. 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 perspectives.
Presentation of the text
Author: Ambrose Bierce
Date of Publication: 1891
Genre: Short Story
Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) was an American journalist, short story writer, and editorialist. The short story “Chickamauga” explores the theme of war, which is common to Bierce’s writing, who uses a very descriptive language. Bierce was involved in the American Civil War as a Unionist, so the short story “Chickamauga” is well-documented from his experience.
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