The Witch of Blackbird Pond Setting & Symbolism

Elizabeth George Speare
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The Dolphin

The Dolphin is the ship on which Kit travels from Barbados to Wethersfield. Nat Eaton's father is the owner and captain of this ship.

Meeting House

The meeting house is the building where the townspeople meet for prayers or assemble for political or disciplinary meetings.

Great Meadow

The Great Meadow is a large stretch of very fertile soil on the banks of the river, where the settlers have their plots of land for planting or grazing.

Blackbird Pond

Blackbird Pond is a small pond at the edge of the marshlands in Great Meadow.

Selectmen

The Selectmen are members of a board of town officers in the New England States chosen to have executive authority in the town's public matters.

Hornbook

A hornbook is a single page protected by a transparent sheet of horn, used in teaching children to read.

Charter

The Connecticut charter was drawn up...

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