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The Secret Miracle
The Secret Miracle
by Jorge Luis Borges, translated by Andrew Hurley

The Secret Miracle: Symbols Quiz True or False

1. What is Jaromir writing in his head during the year that time stops? -> His novel
2. What happens to his play when Jaromir's extra year is up? -> He waits until the end of the war to publish it
3. The clocks chiming in Jaromir's dream symbolize what? -> The inevitability of death
4. In his second dream, where does Jaromir find God? -> On a map of India
5. Why does Jaromir compose his play in iambic pentameter? -> He is a big fan of Shakespeare