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Blanche sings a song called "Paper Moon" that goes:

"It's only a paper moon,
Just as phony as it can be.
But it wouldn't be make-believe
If you believed in me!"

What is ironic about Blanche singing this song?


She sings about the moon when Blanche actually enjoys the daylight .


She wishes she had a beautiful singing voice to look more high-class, but in reality she does not sing well.


The song is about the world being phony and make-believe, just as Blanche's world is.


It references the paper lantern that Blanche buys to cover the naked light bulb in Stella and Stanley's apartment.


The song is about romance and she is excited about her relationship with Mitch.

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