Almost before I had grasped her meaning there was the flutter of a dress and the crunch of leather boots, and Tom and Daisy were back at the table.

from F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby (Chapter I) on Rap Genius


Note the contrast between Daisy’s “fluttering” dress and Tom’s “crunching” boots. This reinforces the idea that Daisy is loose and mobile and Tom needs everything to be under his control.

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