'The legend of Sleepy Hollow'

'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' is a classic story that most of us have heard of or even read at some point in childhood. Upon reading 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow', a piece that was found among the papers of the late Diedrich Knickerbocker, readers can expect their imaginations to have had a "work out". While reading this piece, the author describes his subjects so clearly, a reader can visualize graphically the stories foundation and setting. The author also used metaphors throughout his work that aided in the visual descriptions that he provides. The quote below is a piece that contains the authors extensive descriptions along with metaphors to further describe the setting.
"The school house stood in a rather lonely but pleasant situation, just at the foot of a woody hill, with a brook running close by, and a formidable birch tree growing at one end of it. From hence the low murmur of his pupils' voices, conning over their lessons, might be heard in a drowsy summer's day, like the hum of a bee-hive; interrupted now and then by the authoritative voice of the master, in the tone of menace or command; or, peradventure, by the appalling sound of the birch, as he urged some tardy loiterer along the flowery path of knowledge."

Another quote is listed below in which the author is describing a female that he has an interest in and contains great detail with the use of metaphors;
"She was a blooming lass of fresh eighteen; plump as a partridge; ripe and melting and rosy cheeked as one of her father's peaches, and universally famed, not merely for her beauty, but her vast expectations."

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

EARTH DAY IS NOT TOO FAR AWAY....

The Canopy Project - Earth Day is not too far away!!

Real Simple Recycling A to Z