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What are the methods Washington used to write The Devil and Tom Walker?

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mammaann | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 25, 2007 at 2:45 AM via web

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What are the methods Washington used to write The Devil and Tom Walker?

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renelane | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted October 29, 2007 at 10:02 PM (Answer #2)

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Washington's narrator is relating a story that happened over one hundred years ago. This makes it come across as that of a legend.

This story is an allegory, as well. By using characters and events to represent a connection to other circumstances in nature or history, the tale becomes a story with a moral.

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