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Mislaid Symbols & Objects

Nell Zink
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Poetry

Poetry is written by Lee and the contributors to his magazine. Lee is famous for his poetry, which in turn helps earn him a teaching spot at Stillwater College. Lee’s poetry is admired by many of his female students, including Peggy. After a few decades of writing poetry, Lee feels as if he no longer has anything good left to say, so he moves on to literary criticism.

Ceramic sculptures

Ceramic sculptures are crafted by Peggy at the college. They are often blue, reflect her depression at being a housewife, and allow her a creative and emotional outlet. When Lee decides to throw them out, Peggy has had enough, and decides to leave him.

Karen Brown's birth certificate

Karen Brown’s birth certificate is obtained by Peggy at the county records office when she pretends to be there to pick up something for her father...

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