The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter
The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter Isolation Quotes
How we cite our quotes: (Line)
I played by the front gate, pulling flowers. (2)
It seems like the speaker was hanging out by the front gate in the hopes that someone would come by, just like she's now sitting in the garden hoping her husband comes back.
And we went on living in the village of Chokan: (5)
The notion of a "village," suggests a rural, isolated upbringing for our speaker.