Miss Emily's father dies. She is heartbroken from the loss of her father even though he was an awful who beat, and yelled at her daughter. Shortly after that Emily's lover leaves her, deserting her with only her servant Tobe.
Miss Emily becomes "friendly" with Homer Barron, the colored man who works on the pavement during the summer, and people think Emily and Homer are soon to be married, since she buys men's clothes, and they feel bad that a wealthy white woman is marrying a colored man.
This is the part of the story when Miss Emily's Cousins come because they are "worried" about her, which causes Homer Barron to leave. Then the cousins leave and Miss Emily is seen buying Arsenic "for rats." Shortly after that Homer Barron returns and enters Miss Emily's home and then is never seen again. He goes "missing."
The short story element of Tone, Tragedy, enhances the short story element of Conflict, Person Vs Self.
Miss Emily dies from a sickness and is found in her home, laying in a walnut bed, cold and dead. Her skin pale from the lack of sunlight. They then have a funeral for her, everyone sad, but also curious about Miss Emily's home which nobody has been in except her servant Tobe, who quickly left after her death.
Lastly, the certain Men and Women who were curious about Miss Emily's home enter it after she is buried. They enter the room which has been closed off for forty+ years. In there they find Homer Barron, dead, and decaying with a single gray hair on his head.
The Short Story Element of POV, Third person omniscient, enhances the short story element of Plot.