The Devil and Tom Walker by Washington Irving: Summary and Analysis


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1. Why is 'The Devil and Tom Walker' by Washington Irving an allegory?

2. What does the swamp symbolize in 'The Devil and Tom Walker' by Washington Irving?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

'The Devil and Tom Walker' is a short story by Washington Irving, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of it. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the plot, characters and themes of 'The Devil and Tom Walker'.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • The category of storytelling that 'The Devil and Tom Walker' fits under
  • Symbolism in the story
  • Characteristics of Romanticism

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on 'The Devil and Tom Walker'
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify important characters, such as Tom Walker and Old Scratch (the devil)
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the elements of Romantic literature that can be found in the story
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about literary devices used in the story

Additional Learning

'The Devil and Tom Walker' by Washington Irving: Summary & Analysis will help you effectively interpret the meaning behind this classic story. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the story of 'The Devil and Tom Walker'
  • Understand the themes and symbols of 'The Devil and Tom Walker'
  • Know vocabulary terms