• Encroached verb -to gradually move or go into an area that is beyond the usual or desired limits. via Merriam-Webster.com


  • Encountered in the short story “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner, Section I,  paragraph two, sentence two.


  • “It was a big, squarish frame house that had once been white, decorated with cupolas and spires and scrolled balconies in the heavily lightsome style of the seventies, set on what had once been our most select street. But garages and cotton gins had encroached and obliterated even the august names of that neighborhood; only Miss Emily’s house was left, lifting its stubborn and coquettish decay above the cotton wagons and the gasoline pumps-an eyesore among eyesores. ” – Narrator


  • Now knowing what this term means, I could now visualize what Emily’s surroundings look like. What once was a well-kept and beautiful home is now littered with cotton gins,that seems to invade or intrude the neighborhood.

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