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Who in "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" did Ichabod Crane most perfer?also the...

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bltadd1 | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 4, 2008 at 12:39 PM via web

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Who in "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" did Ichabod Crane most perfer?

also the change in atmosphere in the description of sleepy hollow is a example of ..... ,a,irony b,forehadowing, c,metaphor, d, simile

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pmiranda2857 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted September 5, 2008 at 5:35 AM (Answer #1)

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Ichabod Crane sets his heart on marrying Katrina Von Tassel, who is also favored by Brom Bones.

"From the moment Ichabod laid his eyes upon these regions of delight, the peace of his mind was at an end, and his only study was how to gain the affections of the peerless daughter of Van Tassel." (Irving)

I think that the change in the description is foreshadowing. The description is closely tied into what is happening to Ichabod Crane.  He is going to be in trouble, and the foreboding description warns the reader that Sleepy Hollow is no longer friendly to the gentle schoolmaster.  

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sejessco | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted June 29, 2010 at 11:00 AM (Answer #2)

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