What does ironing symbolize in the short story, "I Stand Here Ironing"?  

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"I Stand Here Ironing" is a short story written by Tillie Olsen . The narrator of the story explores the role her imperfect mothering may have had on her teenaged daughter, Emily. The narrator is ironing during a phone conversation with an adult concerned about Emily's well-being. The back-and-forth...

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