What is the interpretation of Daisy`s voice in this passage from The Great Gatsby?Daisy began to sing with the music in a husky, rhythmic whisper, bringing out a meaning in each word that it had...

What is the interpretation of Daisy`s voice in this passage from The Great Gatsby?

Daisy began to sing with the music in a husky, rhythmic whisper, bringing out a meaning in each word that it had never had before and would never have again. When the melody rose, her voice broke up sweetly, following it, in a way contralto voices have, and each change tipped out a little of her warm human magic upon the air.

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Daisy's voice is being described as being very soft and low in pitch, a combination that is often linked with sexual appeal.

A soft voice means the listener has to come close to hear, drawing potential lovers into closer physical contact. The quiet sounds of her spoken words give new emphasis to words, or perhaps it was difficult to be certain of exactly what she was saying because the volume was so low - similar to the changes in messages that occur when you play the "Telephone" game and whisper a message around the circle.

As the pitch of her voice rises and drops, it sounds like a song, revealing aspects of her warmth and personality in the melody. Daisy was a warm and loving individual, regardless of how superficial her attachments may have been.

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