grey cat

Discussion in 'Português (Portuguese)' started by F25, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. F25 New Member

    Portuguese - Portugal
    The gift of the magi, O. Henry
    "she stood by the window and looked out dully at a grey cat walking a grey fence in a grey backyard." In This context, the repetition of grey means that she is living a depression because she has no money, so she is sad and the grey cat represents ter sadness?
    Thank you
  2. mglenadel

    mglenadel Senior Member

    Rio de Janeiro
    Brazilian Portuguese
    Not sadness. The repetition of the word "grey" is to signal that her life was bleak.

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