Analyzing Literature with The Method(E)
... Second Home: Welcome to my dollhouse by Katie Haegele Step mom x 6, play/playing x4, look/looked/looking x13, wallpaper x5, dollhouse x 10, remember x 3, decide x3, love/loved/lovely x3, family x2, dad x6, kitchen x3, house x 13, Christmas x2, interest x2, kid x2, old x4, dolls x6, my/me x30.
Step 2: doll, dollhouse-they all revolve around toys. Opinion, thinking, idea- involves reasoning and perceptions. Play/playing/played-all connote the leisurely activity of playing. Adult, kid, ‘the ancient one’, teenager, young, old, “turned five”, age-both signify growth and development.
Step 3: The narrator feels both stupid/vaguely embarrassed after getting her long-awaited period. Play, playing, dolls appe...