Help me!The author's choice of title refers to events in the story, but also has a freater significance. In your opinion, what is its significance beyond alluding to occurences in the plot?

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I think the title refers to various metaphorical leaps that the mother has to make in this excellent story. Consider how when lightning strikes the tent Anna needs to make a choice and makes a massive emotional and physical leap when she tries to save her baby. We can see therefore that the title, "The Leap," does not simply refer to just one physical leaps, but rather many leaps in different senses. The most poignant leap is the one that the narrator makes at the end of the story in her mother's arms, symbolising the trust that she has in her mother.

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