Helen Furr was gay there, she was gayer and gayer there and really she was just gay there, she was gayer and gayer there, that is to say she found ways of being gay there that she was using in being gay there. She was gay there, not gayer and gayer, just gay there, that is to say she was not gayer by using the things she found there that were gay things, she was gay there,always she was gay there.” [Ger20] This passage is explicitly saying that Miss Furr and Miss Skeene were both extremely gay, and progressively kept becoming gayer and gayer as time went on. Stein wants the reader to understand how gay both the characters are, she wants the word gay to stick to the readers brain. Throughout the entire poem Stein repeats the word gay.Stein was very explicit when writing her poem, nothing about the poem was implicit. Style ofSteins writing was very loud, proud, and gay.The story really talked about how Georgine andHelen lived gay. It also told the reader about how Helen did not like doing certain traveling
activities because they did not feel gay to her. The poem did not specifically talk about men, it just let the reader know that there were men, and also let the reader understand the picture of a silhouette of the men. Question 5“Helen Furr had quite a pleasant home. Mrs Furr was quite a pleasant woman. Mr. Furr was quite a pleasant man. Helen Furr had quite a pleasant voice a voice quite worth cultivating. She did not mind working. She worked to cultivate her voice. She did not find it gay living inthe same place where she had always been living. She went to a place where some were cultivating something, voices and other things needing cultivating. She met Georgine Skeene there who was cultivating her voice which some thought was quite a pleasant one. Helen Furrand Georgine Skeene lived together then. Georgine Skeene liked travelling. Helen Furr did not care about travelling, she liked to stay in one place and be gay there. They were together then and travelled to another place and stayed there and were gay there.”[Ger20] In this passage from Miss Furr and Miss Skeene, the reader will notice that Miss Furr is married to Mr Furr, but there is huge deception in this passage because Miss Furr wanted to ignore how gay she truly was until she met Georgine Skeene. Helen at first felt as if she needed Georgine Skeene to be gay everywhere she went. The ongoing debate that was taking place in the PoemMiss Furr and Miss Skeene, was that Georgine Skeene liked to travel and Miss Furr did not.