First Question: In Elisa’s daily life, she is mainly a housewife--meaning that she cooks, cleans, does the dishes, and more.

Second Question: The tinker starts talking about what it is like sleeping in a wagon at night--how lovely it is looking up at the sharp-pointed stars and the quiet of the night.

Should I be using a colon, semicolon, or em-dash here?

American English MLA format.

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