In "A Rose for Emily," how is the "invisible watch" a symbol?

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Nice question! It is a symbol in several ways, and of several things. First and most simply, it indicates how quiet the room is. In that instance, it is barely a symbol, but rather just a sign. However, it becomes a symbol, representing more than just the quietness or Emily 's mode of dress, when put into context. The silence comes from the respect...

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