Carver: A Life in Poems Setting & Symbolism

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whooping cough, appears in Out of Slave's Ransom, p. 9

Whooping cough is a contagious bacterial disease. It causes violent coughing and severe infection.

black-eyed Susan, appears in Watkins Laundry and Apothecary, p. 14

A black-eyed Susan is a flower with yellow petals and a brown middle.

stamens, appears in The Perceiving Self, p. 17

Stamens are the male reproductive structure of a flower.

boutonniere, appears in The Last Rose of Summer, p. 24

A boutonniere is a corsage, or decorative flower piece, for a man.

Bunsen burner, appears in Chemistry 101, p. 37

A Bunsen burner is a piece of laboratory equipment used to produce a controllable, open flame.

Halley's Comet, appears in The Year of the Sky-Smear, p 62

Halley's Comet is a comet that is visible with the naked eye from Earth every seventy-five to seventy-six years.

Ku Klux Klan, appears in Friends in the Klan, p. 81

Ku Klux Klan is a...

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