Download a PDF to print or study offline.

Download Study Guide
Cite This Study Guide

How to Cite This Study Guide

quotation mark graphic
MLA

Bibliography

Course Hero. "The Swimmer Study Guide." Course Hero. 28 Nov. 2016. Web. 23 Sep. 2017. <https://www.coursehero.com/lit/The-Swimmer/>.

In text

(Course Hero)

APA

Bibliography

Course Hero. (2016, November 28). The Swimmer Study Guide. In Course Hero. Retrieved September 23, 2017, from https://www.coursehero.com/lit/The-Swimmer/

In text

(Course Hero, 2016)

Chicago

Bibliography

Course Hero. "The Swimmer Study Guide." November 28, 2016. Accessed September 23, 2017. https://www.coursehero.com/lit/The-Swimmer/.

Footnote

Course Hero, "The Swimmer Study Guide," November 28, 2016, accessed September 23, 2017, https://www.coursehero.com/lit/The-Swimmer/.

Overview

The Swimmer infographic thumbnail

Author

John Cheever

Year Published

1964

Type

Short Story

Genre

Biography, Drama

Perspective and Narrator

"The Swimmer" is narrated from a third-person point of view.

Tense

"The Swimmer" is told in the past tense.

About the Title

The title "The Swimmer" refers to the protagonist of the short story, Neddy Merrill, who swims through a series of backyard pools to reach his house and, along the way, discovers the emptiness of his life.

Summary

This study guide and infographic for John Cheever's The Swimmer offer summary and analysis on themes, symbols, and other literary devices found in the text. Explore Course Hero's library of literature materials, including documents, Q&A pairs, and flashcards created by students and educators.

Buy this book from Amazon.com
Cite This Study Guide

information icon Have study documents to share about The Swimmer? Upload them to earn free Course Hero access!

Download Study Guide
Ask a homework question - tutors are online