Belle Prater's Boy Setting & Symbolism

Ruth White
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Coal Station, Virigina

This is a small town in Virginia where the story takes place.

Mountain Echo

The 'Mountain Echo' is the name of the local newspaper, of which Porter Dotson, Gypsy's stepfather, is editor.

One Thousand Beautiful Poems

'One Thousand Beautiful Poems' is the name of the book of poetry Belle received from her father on graduation, and the book she read several times immediately before she disappeared.

Crooked Ridge

Crooked Ridge is the area in which Woodrow was raised, near the Appalachian mountains.

Cold Valley, Kentucky

Cold Valley Kentucky is where Amos and Blind Benny were friends, before coming to Coal Station.

Chiggers

Chiggers are small bugs that burrow under the skin, causing severe itching.

Dixie Pixie

The Dixie Pixie is the name Gypsy gives to the pixie hair style the barber gives her, following her cutting of her own hair.

Akers' Barbershop

Akers' Barbershop is...

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