PENELOPE By: Dorothy Parker
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  • “In the pathway of the sun” : I think that symbolizes that the sun is always upon them.
  • “In the footsteps of the breeze” : That probably symbolizes them having to go through the breeze.
  • “ Where the world and the sky are one” : Most likely she is refering to the sunset and sunrise. When your on the ocean it looks like the world and sky are one.
  • “He shall ride the silver seas” : He is on a ship in the ocean fighting the seas.
  • “He shall cut the glittering wave” : His ship is cutting through the sparkling and glittering waves.
  • “I shall sit at home, and rock” : She is sitting at home probably nervously waiting for his return.
  • “Rise, to heed a neighbor’s knock” : She felt most likely similar to how our soldier’s families feel awaiting the knock on their door that tells them their soldier wont be coming home.
  • “Brew my tea, “ : She just sits around waiting an brewing tea.
  • “…and snip my thread” : She sews and fixes everything.
  • “Bleach the linen for my bed” : She does laundry, anything to keep her mind off of her (most likely) husband.
  • “ They will call him brave” : Everyone else will call her brave, she thinks he is brave but she would rather have him home.
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