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Southern Gothic

noun
1.
a literary genre depicting life in the southern US and featuring grotesque themes and imagery
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  • The northern Gothic church is like a body with several members; the southern gothic church is an accretion of beautiful atoms.

    Renaissance in Italy Vol. 3 John Addington Symonds
  • The method of decoration by shadow was, as far as we have hitherto traced it, common to the northern and southern gothic.

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