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v. t.1.To take apart, or destroy the frame of.
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The standing things along the Neva fell by light I had a strong feeling, as if film were there, of black and white The Neva groaned where the water flowed A yellow tug crackled and icicles hung from the metal tendrils of all that was most A silence keeping to itself encrusted trucks A film of battleships - or no, a room That was the thing What is a thing By thing I mean object, subject, event, scene, situation, or even milieu, like the numbers 202 or 17, as when we say, the thing is January will be cold, or, it's a good thing I have a map There's nowhere to get lost - or no, there's nowhere to be found But Zina wanted me to know a place She meant, for example, my bed for the best A place to hear between A place to unframe
Rae goes on to argue that the poet-novelists hold their narratives together through a series of devices that provide a narrative framework; these frames, however, also simultaneously point out their artificial and subjective nature, thus providing the narrative with a frame that unframes itself.
The Bakers do not ask how one differentiates between good and bad, or authentic and inauthentic frames; they seem to a ssume that, since quilting is authentic, the very authenticity of its frame unframes it--that the authentic frame of a quilter is not really a frame at all, and what one can call the narrative frame of the story cannot be a frame since Mama, who narrates the story, is incapable of framing: "The mother's cognition contains no categories for framed art" (163-64).