Ceremony is a novel by Leslie Marmon Silko that was first published in 1977. Explore a plot summary, an in-depth analysis of Tayo, and important quotes.


Read our full plot summary and analysis of Ceremony, scene-by-scene breakdowns, and more.


See a complete list of the characters in Ceremony and in-depth analyses of Tayo, Betonie, and Auntie.

Literary Devices

Here's where you'll find analysis of the literary devices in Ceremony, from the major themes to motifs and symbols.


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Quick Quizzes

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Further Study

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