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The Purloined Letter

The Purloined Letter

by Edgar Allan Poe

The Purloined Letter: Symbols True or False

1. What do many literary critics say the letter symbolizes?Different processes of vision and knowing and the process of desire.
2. What does the check symbolize?How the letter has become an item for sale in the marketplace.
3. What do the games in The Purloined Letter symbolize?G—‘s childish personality
4. What does the smoke in the apartment symbolize?The rhythm of their thoughts—free floating, but focused
5. What do the green spectacles symbolize?Dupin's unwillingness to explore multiple versions of reality.

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