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Last updated: April 23, 2019

The Devil and Tom Walker
The Devil and Tom Walker

archetype
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

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

tone
the attitude a writer takes toward his/her subject

symbol
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
trees
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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