I Stand Here Ironing
by Tillie Olsen
I Stand Here Ironing Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Food and Nourishment
Food is often a scarce commodity in the story, as the narrator struggles to provide the basic essentials for her daughter. Food and nourishment have a symbolic value, as well, indicating the change...
The narrator wonders whether she really knows Emily enough to respond to the teacher/counselor's question. Acting is not only Emily's talent, but also clues us into the many instances where identit...
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