Symbolism

My all-time favorite novel is Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. Early in the book, a turtle is making a slow journey down the road that Tom Joad will travel. One car swerves to avoid the turtle, and one car swerves to hit it and knocks the turtle end over end into a ditch....

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Rhythm in Writing

The title, Bluestone Rondo, is a story in itself. Bluestone can be read two ways: “blue stone,” which represents the symbolic aquamarine cuff links that both brothers covet. Those cuff links signify a divisive talisman that brings the illusion of good luck to one brother, and bad luck to both....

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