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Homework Help: english help!!?!?

Posted by robert on Tuesday, December 26, 2006 at 7:52pm.

Mom smiles sweet as cold cash at each salesman in the carpet & dapery store where they offer my sister & me white mints fat as mushrooms while we walk up and down the aisles trying to make earth match the sky.

What does the narrator mean when she says “make earth match the sky.”?

Thanks for your help!?!?!?

This isn't really enough to make a good analysis of your phrase. What has gone before this quote?

A guess, though -- is Mom trying to make the carpet or drapery (earth) be perfect (the sky)? Is the family looking for perfection? Does this fit the context of the story?


Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. First of all you should name (give the title of) the work and the author so we have a better idea of context. It could be they already have earth tones (brown or green) and are looking for sky colors (blue or gray.)

In Lord of the Files book in chapter 10 the question is what sacrifice to the beast does jack order?

i dont know how to do english

Another possibility would be "mom" was trying to make reality "earth" as lovely as perfection "sky". Probably she was trying to do it with very little money. The author might have been using this analogy.

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