She looked bloated, like a body long submerged in motionless water, and of that pallid hue. Her eyes, lost in the fatty ridges of her face, looked like two small pieces of coal pressed into a lump of dough as they moved from one face to another while the visitors stated their errand.

from William Faulkner – A Rose For Emily on Rap Genius

Meaning

Miss Emily’s appearance is described as if she was already dead.

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