"The Leap" leapsname all the leaps both figurative and literal that occur in the story ?

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mwestwood eNotes educator| Certified Educator
  1. The young, beautiful Anna of the Flying Avalons leaps to a pole that burns her hands, but her fall is broken and she lives when her husband dies because of his fall.
  2. Because of her fall Anna must go to the hospital and have her broken arm tended; while there she falls in love with the doctor, who has her "leap" from illiteracy into literacy
  3. Anna leaps from a tree branch onto the roof of her house where she hangs from the gutter and rescues her daughter.
  4. With the daughter in her arms, Anna leaps to the firefighters net 
litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator
The narrator of the story focuses on her blind mother, who was a circus performer. The first leaps are the ones she took in her act. There are also narrative leaps in the story. For example, the narrator reviews the three times she owed her life to her mother. Her mother had to leap out of danger when her tent was struck by lightening and she was pregnant with a baby that was born dead.
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