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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Study Guide and Characters

Sleepy Hollow NY
where does the short story take place
Tarry Town NY
what town is the glen where the story takes place close to
Hessian Trooper
name this spirit: an apparition of a figure on horseback without a head, his head was supposedly carried away by a cannonball during the Revolutionary War
to teach
why did Ichabod Crane tarry in Sleepy Hollow
pioneers of the woods and mind
with what type of people did the state of Connecticut supply the union
name this building: a low building with one large room, rudely constructed of logs, windows partially glazed, and partly patched with leaves of old copybooks; its easy to get in, but hard to get out
"spare the rod and spoil the child", means if you don't discipline your kids, they will be spoiled. where did this saying come from?
Ichabod administered justice with ___________________: he gave all punishments to the strong and spared the weak
spare time
what Ichabod did in his _______ _______: being the singing-master, reading, storytelling, visiting the homes of his pupils
houses, weekly
he lodged at ______________ of farmers whose children he instructed; he changed where he stayed __________
Ichabod also did other _____: he assisted farmers, he baled hay, cut wood, mended fences, was the singing teacher
who was the schoolteacher second to in the community
History of New England Witchcraft
what is Ichabod's favorite book
Coton Mathers
who wrote Ichabod's favorite book
the people of Sleepy Hollow could hear Ichabod singing psalm tunes ____________ at night
Katrina Van Tassel
18, plump as a partridge, rosy-cheeked, coquette, famed for her expectations, known for showing off her ankles
Ichabod had a soft and foolish heart towards Katrina, and she soon found favor in his eyes; he __________ her and her father's farm
Brom Bones
Abraham Van Brunt's nickname
Baltus Van Tassel
a thriving, content, liberal-hearted farmer, satisfied but not proud of his wealth, he rarely thought of anything but his farm
Brom Van Brunt
broad-shouldered, double-jointed, short curly black hair, skilled in horsemanship
most important bird in the story
quail, woodpecker, crane, swallows, martins, pigeons, ducks, partridges, geese, turkey, guinea fowl, chanticleer, all of these are used to create imagery, and add ___________ to the story
three mythological figures are mentioned in the story. they are examples of ____________; Hercules, Achilles, Mercury
Ichabod Crane
traveling wight; in Sleepy Hollow as schoolteacher, tall, exceedingly lank with narrow shoulders, long arms and legs, hands that dangled out of his sleeves, looked like a weathercock and crane
the horse Ichabod borrows from Hans Van Ripper; broken-down plow horse that is gaunt, shagged, with a ewe neck and a head like a hammer, "there was more of the lurking devil in him than any filly in the country"
Brom Bones favorite steed, a creature full of mettle and mischief and who no one but Brom Bones can manage, because Brom Bones prefers vicious animals
Hans Van Ripper
a farmer; a choleric old Dutchmen, a furious rider who had lots of spirit and infused part of it in Gunpowder
a reference to a statement, person, place, the arts, history, mythology, politics, sports, religion, an event from literature, or science