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The Pit and the Pendulum

The Pit and the Pendulum


by Edgar Allan Poe

The Pit and the Pendulum: Symbols Quiz True or False

1. Why isn’t the narrator burned at the stake? -> His jailors want to make him think
2. What does the pit symbolize for Catholics? -> Hell
3. What is Father Time holding instead of a scythe? -> A pendulum
4. What book does Poe constantly allude to? -> The book of Revelation
5. Why is Father Time on the ceiling? -> He is the bringer of death