Question about Coltrane’s “My Favorite Things”

In Coltrane’s “My Favorite Things” (the song, not the album), theme A - “raindrops and roses” in the Rodgers & Hammerstein piece - is repeated eleven times on either soprano sax or piano. Theme B - “when the dog bites” - is only played once on sax at the very end, just before an 8-bar closing tag. Why did Coltrane decide to get so much mileage out of one theme and relegate the second theme to a mere closing statement?

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