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In this sonnet Robert Frost describes a simple scene from nature --- a spider on a flower (known as a heal-all) is holding a moth that it has captured as its prey. But Frost's description is filled with gothic imagery, including the fact that all three elements -- the spider, the flower and the moth -- are white, which here seems to embody, not purity and goodness, but deathly pallor.

Robert Frost
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Do things happen by design or by accident?
RL.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RL.4 - Key Terms & Tone


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