"The Swimmer" is a short story by John Cheever that was first published in 1962.


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See a complete list of the characters in "The Swimmer" and an in-depth analysis of Neddy Merrill.

Literary Devices

Here's where you will find analysis of the key literary devices in “The Swimmer.”


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Deeper Study

Enhance your understanding of “The Swimmer” by learning more about John Cheever and the story's background.


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