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Gift from the Sea Setting & Symbolism

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Objects/Places

The Seaappears in non-fiction

The main object of the story, the sea offers insight and clues for the author's musings.

The Beachappears in non-fiction

The beach is the place where Anne spends most of her time examining and comparing the shells. The beach offers a plethora of gifts from the sea for the taking, each representing a different stage in the author's life.

The Shellsappears in non-fiction

There are many shells representing the stages of life and the author details each one's physical characteristics and how it corresponds with the phases each individual must face. The shells, of which there are four—the channeled whelk, the moon shell, the double sunrise and the oyster—are each examined and put in a chronological order to remind the author what stages have passed and give insight about those to come.

Lindbergh Homeappears in non-fiction

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