Republicanism has become a southern gothic farce of paranoia, resentment, scandal, and hypocritical moralism.
It is, alternately, a provocative and pensive soap opera that puts the gothic in southern gothic.
The life of this southern gothic belle makes the somber existence of Emily Dickinson look like a barrel full of monkeys.
The method of decoration by shadow was, as far as we have hitherto traced it, common to the northern and southern gothic.
The northern Gothic church is like a body with several members; the southern gothic church is an accretion of beautiful atoms.