Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Quote #4

Meanwhile, he, with a yawn,
sounded a dozen notes upon the keyboard,
declared it out of tune, (15-17)

The lovely music we envisioned filling the studio with the previous mention of the piano (line 5) is actually not so lovely. In reality the piano (the relationship) is out of tune. This is one of many references to the state of disrepair that the studio (the relationship) is in.

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