The Devil and Tom Walker


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  • Tone: Quote: "Tom consoled himself for the loss of his property, with the loss of his wife"(264). Scene: Tom is trying to collect himself and his thoughts after the presumed death of his wife.
  • Word Choice: Quote: "The bittern alone responded to hid voice"(263). Scene: The narrator chooses words that add emphasis to create an image of the woods and how lonely they are.
  • Imagery: Quote: "the bullfrog croaked dolefully from a neighboring pool"(263). Scene: When Tom is searching for his wife in the woods and the narrator describes the setting.
  • Style: Quote: "he met the black man one evening in his usual woodsman's dress, with his ax on his shoulder"(264). Scene: The narrator uses the image of the black man to describe the demeanor of the Devil.
  • Theme:
  • How does the theme of this story relate to Puritan and Colonial times?
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