Sing To It Symbols & Objects

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Metaphor

The concept of "metaphors" introduced in "Sing to It" highlights the emotional distance between the two characters as they try to navigate their intimacy. The man asks the woman to not use any metaphors, claiming that nothing is like anything else. The woman says a similar thing but they both break their requests, realizing that the morphing of language through a metaphor is able to provide their relationship with an almost ethereal element.

Dead Winter Lamb's Coat

The dead winter lamb's coat in "The Orphan Lamb" symbolizes the brutal, primal personality of the man and the nature of his romance with the narrator. His telling of the farm story is specifically meant to create a mood filled with a naturalistic spirit, and this is how he attempts to intimate himself with the narrator.

Dolls

The dolls in "The Doll Tornado" symbolize the raged of women who...

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