1). postcoital(Pg 244): Occuring or excisting.
2). Epithet(Pg 246): Any word or phrase applied to a person or thing to describe an actual or attributed quality
1). "...Sewing up a storm."- This is an example of metaphor because it is describing the sewing that she did to somthing that happens in nature.
2). "...Walter's assurance still goes down like mustard gas."- This is an example of a similie because the sentance has the word likein it.
3). "She bellows and screams, throwing her head and backing away, but he's like a machine."- This is an example of a similie because the author is using like to describe his action to Rosie.
"I'll be fine. He won't do anything with rubes around. You've got to go. Please."(Pg 286) This quote shows that after Jacob and August got into a fight that they have to avoid each other even though they work together.
The emerging theme of this book is how Marlena and Jacob are going to leave the circus in the next town so they can get away from August.