| Quote #1
When Aunt is dead, her terrified hands will lie
Here, the speaker imagines that Aunt J is dead, even though she's actually still alive. (Creepy, right?) She imagines that, even in death, Aunt J will be terrified; it's like there's no way for her to escape the ordeals and horrors of her life. (Double creepy.)
| Quote #2
The tigers in the panel that she made
Even though the speaker imagines that her aunt is dead, she imagines that the tigers will still be "prancing." Aunt J is forever terrified, and the tigers are forever "prancing"—active, upbeat, even joyful! A good deal for the tigers, anyway. Still, Aunt J may die, but her creations will remain after her death. They'll be "proud and unafraid"—and they'll live forever in art.