What Is A Semicolon?

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The semicolon at the end of the line suggests that there is more to the story of Milly untold, and that the rest of the story is up to the reader’s imagination. “The semicolon is sometimes described as stronger than a comma but weaker than a period” (Penn). The reason it is described as weaker than a period, is because it symbolizes less finality, as the sentence does not end when there is a semicolon, it continues a little further before ending. The inability of a semicolon to end the line reflects that the couplet is not completely exposed to conventions, and is still free from its mechanic form. This shows that Milly is still not entirely exposed to conventions that will dominate her life through rules. However, the fact that a semicolon

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