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Song of Solomon

Song of Solomon


by Toni Morrison

Song of Solomon Man and the Natural World Quotes

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Quote #10

"There’s a big double-headed rock over the valley named for him. […] And there’s a ravine near here they call Ryna’s Gulch, and sometimes you can hear this funny sound by it that the wind makes." (2.14.323)

Here we see the internal wilderness meet the external wilderness to combine in the formation of a wilderness milkshake of emotion, memory, and folklore. Ryna’s sorrow was so great that it transmuted into a ravine. Solomon’s leap was such a historical and monumental occasion that the locals named the rock after this event.

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