Poundin' their tail

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  • Diction
  • Poundin' their tail
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  • Diction: The use of words and phrases in speech or writing. Meaning: Poundin' their tail
  • George is saying this to Lennie because  after Lennie said he could go live off , George  felt sorry so Lennie wanted to hear a story from George about  how they arent like those other migrant workers.   The fact that George says "poundin' their tail"  is what other migrant workers do shows that  George and Lennie dont do that they keep  on "poundin' their tail" just to live.
  • Connotation: The phrase: "poundin ' their tail" changed since being used in 1930. Know it means someone working hard in a building or in a office and  not on a field  or on a farm.
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