The Devil and Tom Walker by Washington Irving Literary Elements
"...the stranger was neither Negro nor Indian...dressed in a rude half-Indian garb... a shock of coarse black hair, that stood out from his head in all directions, and bore an ax on his shoulder."
“Tom looked in the direction that the stranger pointed, and beheld one of the great trees, fair and flourishing without, but rotten at the core, and saw that it had been nearly hewn through, so that the first high wind was likely to blow it down. ”
"A miserable horse, whose ribs were as articulate as the bars of a gridiron, stalked about a field..."
"The Devil and Tom Walker" Literary Elements
...he had his horse new shod, saddled and bridled, and buried with his feet uppermost; because he supposed that at the last day the world would be turned upside down..."
"The Devil take me," said he, "if I have made a farthing!"
"It was announced in the papers with the usual flourish that 'a great man had fallen in Israel.'"