Author Archives: Madycyn


Blindsjalousies (noun) – a blind with adjustable horizontal slats for admitting light and air while excluding direct sun and rain.

i found this word in “A Rose for Emily”
by William Faulkner (1930)

“This behind their hands; rustling of craned silk and
satin behind jalousies closed upon the sun of Sunday afternoon as the
thin, swift clop-clop-clop of the matched team passed: “Poor Emily.”

now that i understand that this is a shutter i get a better understanding of the sentence. the blinds were stopping the sun from coming in so it gives you a sense of the setting.





niche (noun) -a recess in a wall especially for a statue. like a hidden private area.

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i found this word in passage “A Rose for Emily”
by William Faulkner.

“she had evidently shut up the top floor of the
house–like the carven torso of an idol in a niche, looking or not looking
at us, we could never tell which.”

Niche is overall a shadow or indent in a wall that is able to hold something. usually used for flowers, picture frames, statues and more.

Now knowing the the definition i can better understand what they are trying to say. usually what ever is in a niche is trying be focused on and thats where all the attention is. niche


Definition : dead and putrefying flesh (most likely animal)
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I ran into this word in the Cinderella story “THE LITTLE RED FISH AND THE GOLDEN CLOG”. A story from IRAQ
“Then she asked for arsenic and lime, which weaken hair and make it fall out, and an ointment that smelled like carrion”.
This word was used because the evil stepmother was trying to make her stepdaughter smell bad and look ugly so she wouldn’t marry the prince. Fortunately for her it didn’t work and made her even More beautiful.


“The Little Red Fish and The Golden Clog“

So I decided to read “The Little Red Fish and The Golden Clog“–from Iraq. It’s a great twist to the original story. Obviously it follows the original story of curses, Prince Charming and evil step mothers. What is different is this little red fish. I personally feel like it symbolizes her mother. This little red fish saves and takes care of this young woman. I love the twist to this story is that the young woman finds her prince and the other sisters are left with their mother but when one of them do get married the mother ends up ruining her. Karma came back and bit her! This story is obviously a little different because it talks about different cultures like small details like henna, the classical dress wear and the way of living. Also it was very similar like going to the ball and having the symbolic object that grants you desired things. In this story it’s the little red fish. I feel like theres a lot of symbolism in this story. What surprised me was how the other sisters ended up. I feel like this showed how humble and kind she was because she went through all this mistreat and never said anything. She is the one that came out with the best outcome. So overall i enjoyed this story because she came out with happiness while the others were stuck in the house with their nasty mother. Also she forever remembers her mother through that fish. I wish the father played a bigger role. i also love how they have animals play a stronger role on her happiness, getting a snow white feel. Overall great story and a great second read



Past tensed for buoy


This word is defined as to keep (someone or something) afloat.
“I let the water buoy up my weight”

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I came a upon this word in ” I Always Write About My Mother When I Start to Write” by Bia Lowe

The sentence that this word is in is ” I wanted to lay them, breathtaking, at her feet, and by doing so bind her heart to mine, ever after to be buoyed Up like a raft on a calmed ocean. ”

Now that I learned the real meaning of this word I truly understand the passage because in the sentence Bia talks about the raft being buoyed in a calmed ocean. Bia talks about being heart to heart to the mother so I see it as two people all alone with each other and every thing else just fades away. So Stating that she wanted to be like a raft floating in the ocean is like being deeply in love. It’s this feeling that no one else matters anymore.