“Listen to the frozen air”, What does this phrase mean in My Grandmother’s House by Kamala Das?

“Listen to the frozen air”, What does this phrase mean in My Grandmother’s House by Kamala Das?

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  1. The poet is taking about her attachment with grandmother’s house since her childhood. Now that her grandmother is dead, there is nobody in the house and thus it is silent.

    In poetry, winter and cold are the symbols of doom, death and loneliness. Hence, in this poem, according to the poet, the house of her grandmother is deserted and what she is listening to, is just the sound of cold air that has no human warmth.

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