Setting in Wild Swans

Setting Examples in Wild Swans:

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"House without air..."   (Wild Swans)

This “house without air” can be interpreted as the narrator’s literal house. If the narrator is locking her door to walk into town, then she uses this metaphor to map the physical onto her emotional or mental state of being. Her physical house can then metaphorically represent the mundane everyday cycles that she lives through and must grapple with.