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An example of imagery from the book is when Griff "abruptly stood and twisted his hands and arms in a grotesque mockery of Calli." When reading this line, it is easy to see a angry, drunk Griff saying cruel things and making rude motions to his daughter who cannot even say anything in return.
An example of symbolism is in a picture that Calli drew once in her meetings with Mr. Wilson. She drew a picture showing "a beautiful blue perfume bottle with its lid set on the ground right next to it. And rising out of the bottle were these tiny musical notes, while notes, quarter notes, and half notes flying right up into the air around my stick figure hand." The blue perfume bottle is symbolizing Calli's voice, and the picture is showing it being freed from her finally.
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This blog focuses on the novel The Weight of Silence by: Heather Gudenkauf