What are examples of strong imagery in the "The Devil and Tom Walker" and what mood does this imagery create?
Actually, what's interesting is that the imagery and its purpose vary a fair amount. If you look at the first paragraph of the story, you see fairly realistic and straightforward description, almost a dignified travelogue. However, soon after that, the imagery becomes more vivid, makes more judgments, and creates almost a fairy tale feeling;
"…the woman could lay hands on she hid away: a hen could not cackle but she was on the alert to secure the new-laid egg. Her husband was continually prying about to detect her secret hoards…"Look at how physical that is, and how greedy. It's a world of intense emotion and moral judgment.