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Washington Irving. Irving as Early Romanticist. descriptions of Nature’s beauty his utilization of gothic imagery Gothic literature --poetry, short stories, or novels designed to thrill readers by providing mystery, villainy, murder, and the supernatural

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irving as early romanticist
Irving as Early Romanticist
  • descriptions of Nature’s beauty
  • his utilization of gothic imagery
    • Gothic literature--poetry, short stories, or novels designed to thrill readers by providing mystery, villainy, murder, and the supernatural
  • belief that man was inherently good and would act nobly without incentive to do so
a writer of firsts
A Writer of Firsts
  • first belletrist in American literature
    • belleslettres—”literature regarded as a fine art, esp. as having a purely aesthetic function”; Irving wrote for pleasure at a time when writing was pragmatic
  • first American literary humorist
  • first to write history and biography as entertainment
  • introduced nonfiction prose as a literary genre
hudson river school
Hudson River School
  • Themes in the art:
    • Discovery
    • Exploration
    • Settlement
    • Pastoral America
rip van winkle themes
Rip van Winkle Themes
  • Loss/discovery of identity
  • challenge to American values and work ethic
  • Anti-republicanism--George III vs. George Washington
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