What is an example of allusion in "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow?" 

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The narrator mentions that the town of Sleepy Hollow is quiet and it seems to be isolated, not affected by the developments in the rest of the country. It paints a picture of Sleepy Hollow as a town by itself, almost as if it is in another world. This helps to establish its own culture and the narrator adds that the town's inhabitants are superstitious: 

The whole neighborhood abounds with local tales, haunted spots, and twilight superstitions: stars shoot and meteors glare oftener across the valley than in any other part...

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