Spartina Setting & Symbolism

John Casey (novelist)
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Spartina

An invasive grass that grows in saline conditions where other grasses cannot is called spartina. There are many types of this grass, but they all have the same stability in poor conditions. They have the ability to take water into their roots and filter out the salt. While some admire it, its invasiveness causes it to be despised by others.

Dick's Skiff

The skiff Dick Pierce uses to fish for lobsters is eighteen-feet, and very light and narrow for its length. It has an outboard motor and oars, and an oarlock on the transom so he can

skull in shallow, narrow areas. The skiff has an extremely high prow that enables it to travel in moderate seas. Dick built the skiff himself.

The Neptune

The Neptune is a bar where the local fishermen hang out. There are tables for gambling and televisions where sports programs are aired...

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