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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

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