American Romantic Period

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Last updated: April 23, 2019
The Devil and Tom Walker
The Devil and Tom Walker

a pattern in literature that appears across cultures and is repeated throughout the ages; it can be a character, a plot, an image, a theme, or a setting

the overall emotion created by a work in literature (for the reader)

the attitude a writer takes toward his/her subject

a person, place, thing, or an event that has meaning in itself and that also stands for something more than itself

archetypal plot
Tom Walker makes a deal with the devil, tries to outwit the devil, but is “taken unawares” at the end of the story.

symbols in The Devil and Tom Walker
symbols in The Devil and Tom Walker

“The Minister’s Black Veil” symbols
symbol of love, purity, and innocence; versus black veil, which symbolizes death, sin, and despair

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