The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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What part of nature does the author use to illustrate the house coming alive once the Judge has died?

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Chapter XIX, which follows the chapter in which the newly deceased Judge Pyncheon is mocked mercilessly (though, admittedly, deservedly), is entitled "Alice's Posies," and therein lies the answer to your question. Though the narrator spends some time describing the Pyncheon elm which is itself an important symbol in the book, he alights on the flowers that grow out from the little valley between two of the...

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