Couldn't Keep It to Myself: Testimonies from Our Imprisoned Sisters - Puzzle Pieces - Barbara Parsons Lane Summary & Analysis

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Puzzle Pieces - Barbara Parsons Lane Summary and Analysis

"Puzzle Pieces" by Barbara Parsons Lane is divided into seven chapters: 1. The Visit, 2. Puzzle Pieces, 3. Cell Door Window, 4. The Threat, 5. Adam, 6. Rehabilitation, and 7. Six Years and Counting.

In the first chapter, The Visit, Barbara tells about her first visitors when she's in prison. They are her four beautiful children. Barbara uses simile to describe that watching them leave at the end of the visit and walk back into their lives is like losing parts of her own body. She is scared in her new prison surroundings, but the worst part of this punishment is being separated from her children.

In chapter two, Puzzle Pieces, Barbara uses simile again to say that childhood memories are like old puzzles. Some pieces are lost and some pieces no longer fit right. She describes a...

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