American Short Story Masterpieces Setting & Symbolism

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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

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