TWIST analysis - The Devil and Tom Walker by Washington Irving
T - TONE
W - WORD CHOICE
I - IMAGERY
S - STYLE
T - THEME
Surprised, Perplexed, Observing: Tom is startled because he is alone in the woods and was not expecting to see anyone, especially someone so uncommon looking.
Gruff, Gloom, Not Seen, Black, Stranger, Dingy, Begrimed, Soot, Shock
“...he was dressed in a rude half-Indian garb, and had a red belt or sash swathed round his body; but his face was neither black nor copper-color, but swarthy and dingy...”
The narrator uses particular imagery and descriptions to illustrate the stranger to the audience.
The narrator speaks of the stranger as an apparition and places a grisly familiarity to the figure who is the devil. Knowing Tom's miserly ways and his encounter with this figure, the reader can infer that Tom will sell is soul to the devil for wealth.