What is some symbolism that is used throughout "Winter Dreams"?

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One of the symbols that appears in the story "Winter Dreams" is light. On the day that Dexter first sees the beautiful Judy Jones grown up, he sees the light of a harvest moon. When he goes swimming at night, stars shine over the lake, and lights gleam nearby. Dexter feels that "everything about him was radiating a brightness." The youthful Judy Jones sheds a kind of light over everything in Dexter's path.

Darkness is also a symbol in the story. Later, when Dexter is engaged to be married to someone else named Irene, he walks on the dark streets at night. He feels that his life with Irene will be like "a curtain spread behind him." Irene evokes in him a feeling of darkness, of objects closing in on him, and she does not evoke in him the sense of...

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