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"claw and ball feet"

Page history last edited by Tara Bigdeli 12 years, 1 month ago

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The "claw and ball feet" of the bathtub that is covered in the comedian's blood conjures the images of an old, antique tub, but also the image of a wolf. With furniture that has claw and ball feet, the bottom of the legs generally have long, sharp claws, which grasp a round ball. These "claw[s]" (46) are animal-like. The speaker subtly references the wolf from "Little Red Riding Hood" in this line. 


-Tara Bigdeli

Comments (1)

Erika said

at 8:06 pm on Mar 28, 2010

This is an excellent annotation Tara. I like how you compared the feet of the wolf to that of the tub. The red blood beneath the feet of the wolf is kind of a premonition of the red riding hood story later in the poem.

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