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Harlem Gallery Setting & Symbolism

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Rosetta Stone, appears in Rendezvous with America, p. 6

The Rosetta Stone is an ancient, granite stone with hieroglyphic inscriptions. It is instrumental in aiding historians to understand and decipher ancient, Egyptian hieroglyphics.

nepenthe, appears in Rendezvous with America, p. 9

In Greek mythology and literature, nepenthe is an anti-depressant drug or medicine to alleviate sorrow.

Rubicon, appears in The Mountain Climber, p. 15

Rubicon is a river that runs through Italy. To "cross the Rubicon" is a sign for the act of war. It is an idiom for going past the point of no return, as Julius Caesar in the invasion of Ancient Rome.

St. Vitus's dance, appears in Whence?, p. 21

St. Vitus was an Italian, Christian saint. He is the patron saint of entertainment and epileptics. St. Vitus's dance is another name for the neurological disorder named chorea. Chorea is when a person has involuntary, quick movements of the...

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