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Flashcards in Trio Deck (21):
1

"Trio"

3 people. 3 wise men. 3 gifts.

2

"Girls"

Connotations of young, delicate, fragile, innocence.

3

"Very young baby"

Babies are defenceless and delicate.

4

"Carries a chihuahua"

It is fragile. It would be injured if dropped.

5

"Their breath rises"

The cloud unifies them, their happiness is shared.

6

"Cloud"

Radiating happiness. Clouds leave quickly, so do they.

7

"Wait till he sees this but!"

Excitement of giving gifts, problems forgotten, dialect gives you a sense of the setting and makes it more realistic.

8

"Chihuahua"

Mexican dog in a Scottish coat. Christmas unites people.

9

"Tiny"

Small and delicate.

10

"Like a teapot-holder"

Humour.

11

"Tartan coat"

Wrapped in Scotland.

12

"Bright eyes"

Pure. Merry. Kind.

13

"Fresh"

Newborn.

14

"Guitar swells"

Big. Hard to carry. Music can swell.

15

"Milky Plastic Cover"

Fragile, Brand new, Just bought.

16

"Warm chihuahua!"

Coat is keeping it warm even though Glasgow is cold compared to Mexico. It is protected.

17

"Monsters of the year"

Connotations of evil and fright. Problems.

18

"Go blank, are scattered back"

The problems no longer matter. They become irrelevant. Scattered = Erratic.

19

"Can't bear this march of three"

Retreating because of trio's happiness. Friendship is stronger than problems. March = excited, walking quickly to give gifts.

20

Use of parenthesis?

Reminder of how brief the encounter is.
Parenthesis protects and surrounds the trio.

21

Themes?

Friendship. Generosity. Unity