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  • Hello! Today S.N. will be discussing the use of Figurative Language  in the story "Rip Van Winkle."
  • I am here at the opening scene of "Rip Van Winkle." When the author describes the Catskill Mountains, which are behind me, he uses a lot of figurative language. This enhances other points of the story, like setting and plot, plus it makes the story more interesting.
  • In this scene the author uses a hyperbole, which is an exaggeration, to create humor in the story.
  • By Carissa Horst
  • Figurative language helps explain Rip's character, which is important to the story.
  • ¨They are a branch of the great Appalachian family...¨(270).
  • The author used figurative language in this scene mostly to make it funny.
  • "...for those men are most apt to be conciliating abroad who are under the discipline of shrews at home"(271).
  • Again, the author's sense of humor really shines through his use of figurative language. Well, bookworms, that wraps it up for today's show. See you next time!
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  • "...for he would sit on a wet rock, with a rod as long and heavy as a Tartar's lance, and fish all day without a murmur..."(271).
  • "Whenever he went dodging about the village, he was surrounded by a troop of...(children) hanging on his coat skirts, (and) clambering on his back..."(271).
  • "(Rip's son) was generally seen trooping like a colt at his mother's heels, equipped in a pair of his father's castoff galligaskins, which he had to hold up with one hand, as a fine lady does her train in bad weather"(2720.
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