I Stand Here Ironing

by Tillie Olsen

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What is the setting of "I Stand Here Ironing" by Tillie Olson?

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The literal physical setting is indicated in the title: the entire story is told by the narrator, while she is standing there ironing clothes. Now, the story she tells ranges a bit more widely in memory, as she's talking about her daughter growing up, but the physical setting is standing in front of an ironing board.

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