What Have You Lost? Setting & Symbolism

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Father's Coat

The author's father's coat is made of the finest muscle and lined with fish scales from which rainbows glisten. Trout swim in the pockets among twigs and stones. Her father becomes invisible in his coat.

Battleground State Park

Battleground State Park is the setting of the poem by the same name. The author's parents sit on opposite sides of the picnic table, and the author wishes to vanish into the woods with her mother.

Aqueducts

All the author knows about her grandmother's lineage is that her Audo ancestors built the aqueducts in Turin, Italy two hundred years ago.

Montclair Art Museum

The author's class takes a field trip to the Montclair Art Museum where the author first learns the difference between male and female genitalia from a sculpture on the front lawn.

Hospital

When the author's mother is taken to the hospital after a suicide attempt...

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