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Imagery in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Imagery Examples in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow:

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow


"A small brook glides through it, with just murmur enough to lull one to repose;..."   (The Legend of Sleepy Hollow)

Sleepy Hollow’s atmosphere is one of rest and languid relaxation. The sounds invoked in this passage support its idyllic portrayal—they are natural yet soothing, inviting any listener to rest rather than spur them to action. The imagery is that of an Edenic, romantic-era landscape painting, with a simple valley divided by a brook and populated only by quail and woodpecker.

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