1. The narrator child, the two cousins, an old man, and a woman.
  2. The speaker is probably a child who has strong imaginations.
  3. Narrator and 2 cousins: playful, adventuress, and imaginative “with my two dead cousins,” “though we giggle, we are afraid.” Old man: Tall / Women: unknown traits.
  4. Time: Night Place: Tall grasses close to the house
  5. Imaginative conflicts.
  6. scary, imaginative
  7. “its apples like soft cork”(simile), “the membrane grown already across their throats”(metaphor), OR “we hear crickets and our hearts close to our ears”(metaphor).