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Symbolism, Setting, and Objects from Lie Down in Darkness

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Object Descriptions

This section provides a short description of all the major objects in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.


Birds - These symbolize the men with whom Peyton Loftis has been intimate.

Trains - These represent the impression of time spread out and moving slowly.

Christian Faith - Carey Carr, Helen Loftis, and Ella Swan each have a different experience of this religious belief.

Potter's Field - Located on Hart's Island in Long Island Sound, this is the location of the New York City cemetery where the anonymous, unclaimed dead are buried.

University of Virginia - This is Milton and Peyton Loftis' alma mater.

The Funeral Home - Milton and...

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