a house that wept

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mO_ok

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Lithuanian
Hello,

I found this one in L. Penny's 'Dead Cold' (the action is taking place in contemporary Quebec, book first released in 2006):

The last time Armand Gamache had been in the Hadley place
it had almost killed him along with Peter, Clara and Beauvoir. If
there was ever a house that wept it was that one.

It sounds like a reference to me or at least a metaphor that I do not grasp. My google search only gave me references to 'The House That Wept Blood' (2012) and 'The House That Dripped Blood' (1971) neither of which seem to fit o_O What do you think?
 
  • lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    It’s possible to find a few examples of the same expression in the context of art/literature/poetry. But it has no specific derivation, as far as I know.
     

    mO_ok

    Senior Member
    Lithuanian
    lingobingo, would you be so kind as to share an example of poetry with this expression? This might be the key as there are plenty of references to poems throughout the book.
     
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