Icy Sparks Symbols & Objects

Gwyn Hyman Rubio
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Bullfrog

The bullfrog is repeatedly used as a symbol to represent Icy. While Icy's name comes from her cold stomach when she was born, literally like a frog, Icy repeatedly describes herself as "croaking" during her outbursts.

Pasture rose

The pasture rose represents Icy's deceased mother, Louisa. The sweet pasture rose is a symbol in contrast to the symbol of Icy, who resemble pokeweed, described below.

Coke

A Coke represents simple solutions in the small town of Ginseng. Offering people a Coke is frequently offered as a solution to a variety of problems, such as when the school nurse offers Icy a Coke.

Cake

The cake offered by Mrs. Stilton to her class represents Icy's misunderstanding of human nature. Icy had previously specifically mentioned that Mrs. Stilton would never offer cake to anybody.

"The Lottery"

Mrs. Stilton's reading of the short story "The Lottery" represents how she...

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