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Where the Crawdads Sing

The "Marsh Girl" is very much real in this story. Her real name is Kya Clark and, having been abandoned by her family as a young child, she has learned to live off the land by herself, foraging,...

Latest answer posted June 8, 2020 6:10 am UTC

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Where the Crawdads Sing

In Delia Owens's novel Where the Crawdads Sing, Ma runs away to New Orleans when she leaves Kya's home. Although her departure occurs at the beginning of the first chapter, we do not learn where Ma...

Latest answer posted June 30, 2019 2:20 pm UTC

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Where the Crawdads Sing

Where the Crawdads Sing, written by Delia Owens and published in 2018, tells the story of Catherine "Kya" Clark who lives with her mother, father, and four siblings on the marshes near Barkley...

Latest answer posted September 19, 2019 1:15 am UTC

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Where the Crawdads Sing

A "crawdad" is a colloquial name for a crayfish, which despite its name isn't actually a fish; it's a freshwater crustacean that resembles a lobster. Where the Crawdads Sing is set in the wild,...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2019 11:12 am UTC

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Where the Crawdads Sing

Jodie is the brother who stays in the swamp with Kya the longest and the one she reconnects with years later. Though Kya can't remember her other siblings' real names later, she remembers they were...

Latest answer posted January 8, 2020 4:42 am UTC

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Where the Crawdads Sing

Kya is denigrated as the marsh girl in the book. She lives alone in a rickety little hut and is illiterate beyond the age that most children have learned to read. She has been abandoned by her...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2020 11:36 am UTC

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Where the Crawdads Sing

In an analytical essay, you will need to present an argument, or claim, for some feature of the text. You might want to first begin with a question. Here are some ideas that might work for Where...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2020 11:56 pm UTC

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Where the Crawdads Sing

In Delia Owens' novel, Where the Crawdads Sing, the character of Kya chooses to leave school because, in her view, she has a better chance of learning things by watching birds and collecting...

Latest answer posted July 2, 2019 11:13 pm UTC

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Where the Crawdads Sing

Kya's mother always used to encourage her to explore the furthest reaches of the marshes. She used to tell her to go as far as she could: "yonder where the crawdads sing." Kya's mother clearly...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2019 7:12 am UTC

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Where the Crawdads Sing

At the end of Where the Crawdads Sing, Tate makes the shocking discovery of a box of Kya’s things hidden by the woodpile. When he reads the poems in her handwriting, which she had written under a...

Latest answer posted August 8, 2021 4:22 am UTC

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Where the Crawdads Sing

When Kya is young, she is abandoned by literally everyone she knows. Even the school cannot be trusted, and Kya slips into a world of isolation. Her only sense of faithfulness comes from Jumpin and...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2019 1:05 pm UTC

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Where the Crawdads Sing

Kya represents the extreme lower classes, abandoned by her entire family and left to find a way to feed herself when she's only about seven years old. In one of her father's last appearances in the...

Latest answer posted April 9, 2020 1:49 pm UTC

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Where the Crawdads Sing

Jodie is around 13 when he leaves. Kya's mother leaves when she's six years old. She doesn't tell anyone that she's planning to go; one day she just leaves without saying goodbye. In the weeks...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2019 8:47 pm UTC

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Where the Crawdads Sing

The theme of loneliness is most directly addressed through Kya's experiences. Abandoned first by her mother, Kya is left with deep emotional scars as a young child and looks with anticipation...

Latest answer posted August 17, 2020 8:12 pm UTC

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