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    beliefs of common people, but I will focus on “Rip Van Winkle,” first. For this tale, Irving utilizes the backdrop of the Catskill Mountains. Near the start of this story, he sews the seeds of rural beliefs and opens a door to the supernatural by mentioning that the good wives regard their “magical hues and shapes” (Irving 492), as barometers and goes on to call them “these fairy mountains” (492). The story begins before The Revolution, in an antiquated village that was founded by some Dutch colonists

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    characters and more specifically the character of Rip Van Winkle and the events that occur in the course of the story are all descriptive of a mythological story. To start with, Irving's story Rip Van Winkle is set at the foot of the fairy mountains, the Catskills. The environment is quite exciting. "…and they are regarded by all the good wives, far and near, as perfect barometers. When the weather is fair and settled, they are clothed in blue and purple, and print their bold outlines on the clear

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    To Save the Earth

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    To Save the Earth I wonder how much the front yard of my childhood home is worth. Of course, it's worth less now than before. Once, a stately tree stood in each corner: a tall lilac, a pine, a cherry tree, and a droopy evergreen. My favorite tree lived in the middle. I never knew what kind it was, but every spring it blossomed in delicate pink, and on warm afternoons, I read under its canopy. The front yard no longer looks like that, however. My father removed the lilac bush because it made

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    “Living and dying is not the big issue. The big issue is what you are going to do with your time while you are here.” This is a quote announced by Bill T Jones and the quote is quite explanatory. Yes one lives then they die. Although what did they accomplish with their time of existence? Did they make a difference in the world? Bill T Jones can say he has accomplished many things and he did and is still making a difference in the world. He is an important person in American history because of his

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    passed.” In his pre-blackout days (or pre-revolutionary war days), dogs would never bark at Rip, since his blackout, obviously things have changed in the Catskill Mountains as he has missed the entire duration of the war, and is literally forgotten in time. Part 2: Rip Van Winkle, descendant of an army family, lives in the Catskill Mountains in New York with his wife, Dame Van Winkle, and his children. The story is set in pre and post Revolutionary War. He looks out for h... ... middle of

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    Rip Van Winkle Analysis

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    events. Throughout both stories, the authors construct a clear picture of how society was, the role of gender, and religion. Rip Van Winkle and Young Goodman Brown both take place in small, early American villages. Rip Van Winkle is a resident of Catskill, New York, just next to the Hudson River. He was a kind-hearted, willing to please, neighborly man who was greatly admired by the women, children, and dogs of the town. Rip Van Winkle was always willing do favors and help neighbors out whenever they

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    In his short story, “Rip Van Winkle, Irving used the literary element of setting to illustrate the changes that occurred. There are examples of each of the three types of setting: historical, geographical and physical. The historical period in which it took place is not given, however though “clues in the story and their knowledge of history” critics have estimated that the tale began between 1769 and 1774 (Galens 229). During that time, the characters in the story have no strong political views

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    A Brief Biography of Washington Irving

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    “WHETHER we agree or not with the judgment that Washington Irving was the first American man of letters, it is not to be questioned that he was the first American author whose work was received abroad as a permanent contribution to English literature” (W.A.N). The creation of his greatest stories revolve around his personal life in New York and the time after the American Revolution. This time in history was the beginning of imagination. People began to rebel the classical styles of literature, they

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    Both of the stories by Washington Irving are fictitious tales written in the mid 1800’s. The author, Washington Irving, was an influential author. He invented narrators, who were both comical and fictional, to explain his stories. His work was based on German folk tales, and he added an American twist to the age-old tales. The first thing that strikes me after reading both of these stories is that Irving uses inflated diction in both. This is another reason Irving became so popular. This way of writing

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    Admiration of Nature Through Art

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    The Admiration of Nature Through Art Art can be regarded as one of the greatest pastimes. From the several finger paintings of the family created in Kindergarten to the priceless paintings and artifacts found in the Louvre, art is appreciated by all. In Lamen’s terms, art can be defined as a way of expressing oneself. Although many people consider art to consist of paintings and drawings the variety of subjects under this heading are numerous. Some include sculptures, music, and even photography

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