Speak Setting & Symbolism

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Merryweather High School

A typical large high school, located in Syracuse, New York.

Melinda's Closet

Melinda discovered this cozy hiding place in the school. It's an abandoned janitor's closet in the Seniors' Wing. There are built-in shelves filled with dusty textbooks along the back wall. Behind a collection of mops and brooms, there's a stained armchair and a desk. Melinda fixes it up and hangs some of her artwork and a poster of Maya Angelou. She slips into her closet for naps, to write in her journal and just to be in a safe space.

Melinda's Room

Melinda feels that her room at home belongs to an alien. It was last decorated when she was in the fifth grade, when she, Rachel, Nicole and Ivy decided to decorate each other's rooms. Everything is pink and rose and there are bunnies everywhere. It represents a time when everything was...

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