Spoon River Anthology Setting & Symbolism

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The Hillappears in The Hill

This Hill is the site of the Spoon River Cemetery, where all of the characters in the Spoon River Anthology are buried.

The Canning Worksappears in Butch Weldy

The Canning Works is a factory in Spoon River with a gasoline tank in the yard that exploded while 'Butch' Weldy was refilling it.

Prohibition Loaded Caneappears in Jack McGuire

A Prohibition Loaded Cane is a wooden cane filled with lead at one end and used as a weapon. Jack McGuire carried one.

Chicagoappears in Dora Williams

Chicago is the nearest major U.S. city to Spoon River. Many characters make reference to traveling here.

Iron-Rimmed Docketappears in Justice Arnett

An Iron-Rimmed Docket sat on a shelf above Justice Arnett's Desk. The shelf broke, the docket fell on his head and killed him.

Silk Dressappears in Aner Clute

Aner Clute says she started living "the...

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