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American Short Story Masterpieces Setting & Symbolism

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Objects/Places

Horseappears in Sonny's Blues

Horse is a term used in the story to represent heroine, a drug Sonny is arrested for selling and using.

Tusend Hjemappears in Talk of Heroes

Tusend Hjem is a group dedicated to celebrating the heritage of the Norwegian-American.

Chihuahuaappears in The Fisherman from Chihuahua

Chihuahua is a state in Mexico which borders the United States and is from where Damaso claims to be. The state has a very high crime rate and is well known for its violence.

Tugjahsappears in A Poetics for Bullies

Tugjahs are men of higher castes in India who have deep, meaningful relationships with tigers.

Gypsyappears in The Lover of Horses

A gypsy is one who travels the country without commitment to any particular thing or area.

Sleep Travelingappears in Dream Children

In the story, sleep traveling occurs when someone believes they are...

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