What does Aunt Jennifer's death signify?

The poet conjectures that when the aunt would die she would be buried with the wedding ring still on her finger. This suggests that she would not be able to fulfil her dreams and that even when dead she would be subjected to the life and ritual she so hated. Though her death might be seen as a release from such an existence, her finger still burdened with the ring suggests a kind of submission of the aunt to the ordeals that mastered her, reflecting her condition of being terribly trapped in the limited world provided to her.

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