Pond: A Novel - Postcard Summary & Analysis

Claire-Louise Bennett
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Summary

"Postcard" is written using a combination of two very different verb tenses: modal verbs in the second conditional (fantasy) and present tense. It is a short, page and a half chapter where the narrator describes an evening in her home as she prepares for a sexual encounter that is described in almost detail. The narrator opens all of the windows to her home and listens to the frogs making noise in the rain outside. She is drinking champagne and notes that the only way to accurately describe the sound the frogs are making is that they sound like her vagina. First, her underwear is described as being on the floor. Then her bra strap. Finally, something the narrator refers to as, "It" (108) is over, and she exits the bed to clean a few toenails off the windowsill in her bedroom.

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