Symbolism & Allegory in "The Devil and Tom Walker" (Part One)

Resource ID#: 197049 Type: Original Student Tutorial
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Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 11, 12
Intended Audience: Students
Instructional Time: 40 Minute(s)
Keywords: English Language Arts, language arts, ELA, English, tutorials, interactive, e-learning, elearning, figurative language, symbolism, allegory, The Devil and Tom Walker, Washington Irving, Romanticism, Old Scratch, greed, hidden meaning, short stories, American literature, literature, short story, short stories

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