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The Graveyard Book Setting & Symbolism

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Winter Blossoms

There is a white flower that blooms in the cemetery during the winter. This flower only bloom in rare winters, but when it does, the flower is given to each living person in the city. When this is done, the dead are allowed to leave the cemetery and dance for a time with the living.

Paperweight

Bod uses a paperweight as a headstone for Liza after he fails to get enough money to buy her a real one.

Goblet, Knife, and Brooch

When Bod enters the tomb of the Celt, he discovers a treasure being protected by a Sleer that consists of an old goblet, knife, and brooch. Bod does not see much value in these things, but the pawnbroker to whom he takes the brooch values the piece as priceless. Later, Jack Frost seems to believe the knife is of some importance in ancient ceremonies...

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