this takes place in the section that begins on page 107 with Darl narrating
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Faulkner's metaphorical languagemirrors the circularity of his journey narrative, describing how the "road vanishes beneaththe wagon as though it were a ribbon and the front axle were a spool" (39). The windingand unwinding of the road under the wagon denies any teleological finish. The narrativeis devoid of any meaningful conclusion but instead its repetitive structure is like a turningwheel, and "the red road lies like a spoke of which Addie Bundren is the rim" (108).Addie constructs the shape of the journey but she does not give it purpose. Thetraditional figurative language that accompanies a journey narrative, building a semanticnetwork of understanding and meaning, is lost in Faulkner's text.