Literary Devices in The Devil and Tom Walker
“The Devil and Tom Walker” is a fictional sketch, a genre that Irving invented for this story. A fictional sketch is a story that relates local legends or beliefs using a skeptical narrator. Using fictional narrator Geoffrey Crayon, Irving is able to relate an unbelievable story without having to explain the supernatural or skeptical elements of his tale.
Literary Devices Examples in The Devil and Tom Walker:
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"The old stories add..." See in text (Text of the Story)
"according to old stories..." See in text (Text of the Story)