A Death in the Woods

by: Sherwood Anderson

Themes, Motifs and Symbols Quick Quiz

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What act of creation arguably forms the story’s main subject matter?

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What motif plays upon the conception of women as nourishing and nurturing figures?

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What geometric motif links the dogs’ ritual with the form of the narrator’s story?

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What motif links the eerie atmosphere in the forest clearing to the story’s relative lack of dialog?

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What symbolic object first represents the possibility of freedom for Mrs. Grimes, and later her state of confinement?