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Symbolism, Setting, and Objects from Pale Fire

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Object Descriptions

This section provides a short description of all the major objects in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.


Pale Fire - An autobiographical poem by John Shade that he wrote in the last month of his life.

Zembla - This country in northeastern Europe is the homeland of Charles Kinbote.

Shadeans - The title given to literary critics of John Shade's poetry.

New Wye - This place is the college town where John Shade and Charles Kinbote live and work.

Onhava - This city is the capital of Zembla.

Wordsmith University - This is where John Shade and Charles Kinbote both teach.

The Shadows - The name of a...

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