April 26, 2012
Washington Irving wrote a lot of metaphores in the story,"The Legend of Sleepy Hallow". If its the setting of story or maybe about the a metaphore about the charactors.
In the first sentence you can see alot about the land Irving discribes or I can see he discribes the land like a woman, "In the bossom of one of those spaciouse coves which indent the eastern shore of the Hudson, at the broad expansion of the river denominated by the ancient Dutch navigators the Tappen Zee, and where they allways podently shortend sail and implored the protection St.Nicholas when they crossed, there lies a small market town or rural port, which by some is called Greensburgh but which is more genrally and propley known by the name of Tarry Town." one way I can tell he is calling the Land feminem is because the word "Bossom". Bossom, meaning chest area, mainly the women's chest area.
You can also compare this story with "Adam and Eve". Saying the Land is the snake. Looking at the first sentence again you would notice a lot of "s" sounds and that can remind you of a snake making the "Sssssssss" sound. Like example bossom, spacious, coves, easter, expansion, crossed, ect.
Irving dosn't stright out give you his charators's form. For example, Ichabod Crane "His head was small and flat at top, with huge ears, large green grassy eyes, and a long snipe nose, so that it looked like a weather-cock perched upond his spindle neck to tell which way the wind blew." This gave me the impression that he was a bird or a crow or some kind of fly animel in the bird catagory. To me it seemed like a bird cause, it didnt really seem like a really colorful creature. I see Crane as Adam and Eve. He just in this land, and hes trying to live threw in the garden in this case the land.
Threw out the strory Crane, falls in love with Katrina. Katrina is another charator, that can be use as a example of charators discribed in metaphores, " She was a...