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  • Edgar Allan Poe Tom Walker
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    In the nineteenth century, the foundation of American literature had a profound change. This was called from Reason to Romance or Romanticism. With many contributions of famous writers such as Irving, Cooper, Bryant, and Poe composed the stories and poems which all of them had a great value in the American literature. What is the Romanticism and how dies it effect to the American literature? By taking some compositions from these writers, there will be good answers for those questions. According...
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  • Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism Legend Of Sleepy Hollow
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    Imaginative Characteristics in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Washington Irving was a well-known American author who lived in the early nineteenth century. As a child he enjoyed spending his time reading, mostly romance and travel books. This led to the critical development of the styles that he used in his stories. These styles were most noticeable through his use of setting, characters, and inventing with his own imagination. It was through these aspects that he best conveyed his thoughts about ...
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  • Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism Legend Of Sleepy Hollow
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    Washington Irving, a writer of supernatural feats and one of Americas first great writers of satire, wrote during the end of the Revolutionary and Early National period through the end of the Romantic period. Washington Irving was born into a family of eleven children on April 3 1783 in the Dutch part of New York City. His father was named William Irving, the originally family name was Irvine, and his mother was Sarah Sanders, from a family of English rectors. After his parents were married, his...
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  • Rip Van Winkle Legend Of Sleepy Hollow
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    ... 90). Dolph is the hero because it is the rags-to-riches story of a good looking American boy who has enough charm to win the bride in the end (Current-Garcia, Short Story Criticism 259). In John Bull age is emphasized to show John Bull (Bowden 70). The sketch of the caricature of him is shown through the aged characters, aged servants, aged owls, aged rats, and the ancient mansion. His satiric description is of the English government at that time and maybe the Prince Regent. Throughout The S...
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  • Antoine Jean Letronne Flat Earth Myth Time
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    Late at night, as a child snuggles up in his bed sheets, his father tells him a silly bedtime story of strange beliefs from the past. The boy giggles when he hears that the people of the 1400 's believed the earth was "flat as a pancake" because, to him, it sounded so absurd. The story had been told to the father by his father, who heard it from his father, and so on. However, throughout the years, these generations have blindly been passing down a lie, without taking care to research in order t...
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  • Rip Van Winkle Sir Walter Scott
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    Washingtons work is ended, said Mrs. Irving, and the child shall be named after him. And so, Washington Irving, the last of eleven children, was born on William Street in New York City on April 3, 1783, to a prosperous merchant family headed by William and Sarah Irving. He lived in a town of about 25, 000, from which he drew much of the material for his stories and sketches. He spent his childhood days wandering the town and listening to the Dutch descendents as well as reading a great deal in h...
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  • Washington Irving Van Buren
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    ... ings best work appeared in Tales of a Traveler. In this there is an apparent influence of Addison and of Goldsmith, but the originality of Geoffrey Crayon is still evident. Works found in Tales of a Traveler include Dolph Heyliger, Kidd the Pirate, The Devil and Tom Walker, and Wolfert Webber. However, following these first few works, Knickerbocker History, Sketch-Book, Bracebridge Hall, and Tales of a Traveler (1809 - 1824), he focused his writing on the history of Spain. (web) In 1826, wor...
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  • Legend Of Sleepy Hollow Fairy Tale
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    Romantic Rebellion (1) It is quite impossible not to notice the fact that Washington Irving's story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is highly allegorical in its essence. In it, author clearly exploits the motifs of medieval romance, within contemporary settings, which add up to storys satiric effect. First of all, Ichabod Crane clearly thinks of Katrina Van Tassel as an embodiment of female virtues, because even her very name implies the notion of virginal purity, which used to be greatly appreciate...
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  • Rip Van Winkle Washington Irving
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    Characteristic of American romanticism Romanticism is an art movement and style that flourished in the early nineteen century. It emphasized the emotions painted in a bold, dramatic manner. Romanticism might be described as anti-Classicism. Classicism was nostalgic, but Romantics were more emotional, usually melancholic, and even melodramatically tragic. A term romanticism loosely applied to literary and artistic movements of the late 18 th and 19 centuries. What can we say about characteristics...
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  • Milo Minderbinder Colonel Cathcart
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    Satire is often used by writers to express their discontent towards a subject in a humorous way. Joseph Hellers novel, Catch- 22, satirizes war and its implications on society and man himself. Heller reveals the dehumanizing aspect of war, not the glory of it. He makes a social comment on the corruptive, self-fulfilling, irrational side of war that is often disregarded or dismissed. As he sheds light upon the darker part of war the universal qualities of mankind are revealed. In the novel Catch-...
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  • Devil And Daniel Webster Orson Welles
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    The Devil and Tom Walker is a folk tale about a greedy man who meets the devil in a swamp in the outskirts of Boston, Massachusetts. Tom Walker and his wife are very greedy and are always trying to outdo each other. When Tom meets the devil for the very first time, the devil tells him of the great sums of money that was buried by Kidd, the pirate under the oak tree in the swamp. The devil makes the money available to Tom, but Tom does not comply just to spite his wife. The wife then decides to m...
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  • Milo Minderbinder Colonel Cathcart
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    Satire is Catch 22 Catch- 22 Satire is often used by writers to express their discontent towards a subject in a humorous way. Joseph Hellers novel, Catch- 22, satirizes war and its implications on society and man himself. Heller reveals the dehumanizing aspect of war, not the glory of it. He makes a social comment on the corruptive, self-fulfilling, irrational side of war that is often disregarded or dismissed. As he sheds light upon the darker part of war the universal qualities of mankind are ...
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  • Frank N Magill Detroit Gale Research
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    The Devil and Tom Walker: Human Intent and the Aftermath of It Washington Irving, in writing The Devil and Tom Walker, and Stephen Vincent Benet, in writing The Devil and Daniel Webster illustrate to the reader the consequences of mans desire for material wealth and how a persons motivation for a relationship with the devil affects the outcome of the deal. In these two different, yet surprisingly similar narratives, the authors present their beliefs about human intent and motive. In The Devil an...
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  • Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism Legend Of Sleepy Hollow
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    Imaginative Characteristics in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Washington Irving was a well-known American author who lived in the early nineteenth century. As a child he enjoyed spending his time reading, mostly romance and travel books. This led to the critical development of the styles that he used in his stories. These styles were most noticeable through his use of setting, characters, and inventing with his own imagination. It was through these aspects that he best conveyed his thoughts about ...
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  • Rip Van Winkle Legend Of Sleepy Hollow
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    Irving's American Progeny Washington Irving had the unique opportunity of helping a new nation forge its own identity. America, fresh out of the revolution, looked for an author to take charge and create something that seemed to be missing from the newly born nation. He took this responsibility seriously and made a mythology that founded an American literary tradition. He took bits and pieces from the Old World and incorporated them into the New in such a manner that what he wrote appeared origi...
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  • Romantic Era Washington Irving
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    Romanticism is a literary and artistic movement of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries that placed value on emotion or imagination over reason, on the imagination over society. Some sources say Romanticism started in reaction to neo-classicism, or the Enlightenment. The most important result of romanticism was the emphasis laid upon the supernatural. Some writers during this time period were Mary Shelley with Frankenstein, Edgar Allen Poe with various poems and selections, such as The Raven,...
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