Imagery And Symbolism In The Race By Sharon Olds

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In "The Race" by Sharon Olds, the author attempts to convey a sense of aggravated confusion in addition with the fear of being in a race against time in order to see if the main character will reach her dying father in time. Imagery, mood/tone, and point of view play a huge role along with the display of the frantic atmosphere. Imagery and symbolism in and of the setting, play a huge role along with the description of events with colors. For example, "...dark blond mustache...". Dark blond can be portrayed as the color of the unknown of what is to come. "...yellow bus...", yellow is the color someone turns when they get sick. "...white flower..." represents death and acknowledges the fact that the main character is running out of time. However,although

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