What are some examples of metaphorical language in Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow?

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Metaphorical language--comprising most commonly metaphor and simile--allows a writer to identify one thing with another in order to show how the first thing mentioned is similar to the second thing.  For example, a football player might be described as "a lion" on the field or as having played "like a lion in today's game." In the first example, the writer is using a metaphor to compare the player to a lion and, in the second, a simile, which is a comparison using the words "like" or "as."  In both cases, the writer is comparing the football to a powerful animal in the hope of evoking an image (the power of a lion) that helps the reader understand the power of the football player.

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