It was strange to reach the marble steps and find no stir of bright dresses in and out the door, and hear no sound but bird voices in the trees.

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

Meaning

Nick is used to seeing Gatsby’s extravagant parties, so the silence is odd to him. The whole purpose of Gatsby’s parties was to try to meet Daisy, and now that he has, the parties have lost a major function (though he might still want to use them to display his wealth).

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