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1218 4a. A Walk to the Jetty from Annie John

1218 4a. In the story's final image, to what does Annie John compare the sound of the waves?

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She compares the waves to a final separation from her mother, like being born again from a watery uterus.

"I could hear the small waves lap lapping around the ship. They made an unexpected sound as if a vessel filled with liquid had been placed on its side and was now emptying out."