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In the short story by Washington Irving "Legend of the Engulfed Convent," what would be the main themes?

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The main theme of this legend that Irving creates or repeats in this compelling tale is the power of legends to outlive their origins. Let us remember that it was during the Moorish invasion of Spain that the pious Abess asks the Virgin Mary to save the convent and the nuns in it by swallowing up the convent into the bowels of the earth. The fact that there are still...

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