Essays Tagged: "Rip Van Winkle"

Washington Irving, comparing "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and !The Devil and Tom Walker"

rary career. His works include The Sketchbook, A History of New York, The Devil and Tom Walker, and Rip Van Winkle. Despite all of these well known works, Irving never won any awards. Irving's short s ...

(3 pages) 91 0 4.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Washington Irving

iter, the first American author to achieve international fame, who created the fictional characters Rip Van Winkle and Ichabod Crane. The strict acceptance and standing popularity of Irving's tales in ... ring the period of Dutch occupation which was from (1609-1664). Irving's mocking tone and funny descriptions of early American life offset the nationalism in much American writing of the time. General ...

(3 pages) 93 1 5.0 Feb/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Washington Irving's "Rip van Winkle" : 'The mountain episode'

wealth of unused literary material in German Folktales. This is where Irving found the source for 'Rip van Winkle'.Before the real story begins, Irving introduces Diedrich Knickebocker; an old gentle ... ing has done some research like he said himself about Diecrich Knickebocker.For example the fellows Rip van Winkle meets at the mountain are Hendrick Hudson with his crew of the Half Moon according to ...

(4 pages) 63 0 4.8 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Well written and descriptive essay/bio on Washington Irving, from a B to an A- paper

and abroad contributed to his writing of The Devil and Tom Walker, The Legend ofSleepy Hollow, and Rip Van Winkle.Irving was born in New York City on April 3, 1783, the youngest of eleven children in ... ved something more than the routine tale of suspense or the bizarre anecdote ("Irving" 480).His descriptions of Sleepy Hollow and the people were so realistic and homey that old timers of the lowerHud ...

(4 pages) 92 1 4.7 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", "Rip Van Winkle", "The Devil and Tom Walker", and "The Specter Bridegroom" by Washington Irving.

stories is romanticism. The four stories that will be discussed are "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", "Rip Van Winkle", "The Devil and Tom Walker", and "The Spectre Bridegroom." There are clearly underly ... orne or Edgar Alan Poe, was quite different and imaginative in the method of his madness.The story "Rip Van Winkle" is about a man, Rip Van Winkle. Rip is a kind of man who does not like to tend to hi ...

(8 pages) 110 0 3.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Literary elements used by washington irving in rip van winkle

These helped compose a story that would entertain and maintain the reader's interest. In the story "Rip Van Winkle", Irving focused upon an intuitive theme or insight about human life that is revealed ... y.Irving's ability to appeal to the reader's senses effectively establishes the setting. Visual descriptions such as "when the weather is fair and settled they are clothed in blue and purple" and "sma ...

(3 pages) 54 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analize a Conflict in "Rip Van Winkle"

One of the main conflicts in the story "Rip Van Winkle" is about Rip falling asleep for 20 years. To escape the verbal abuse of his wife tha ... ing asleep for 20 years. To escape the verbal abuse of his wife that he had to deal with every day, Rip left to the forest with his dog Wolf. While he was enjoying a calm view at the top of the mounta ... calm view at the top of the mountain, a strange man yelled his name over and over. The man reached Rip's location and asked him if he could help him with the bags he carried. Rip helped the man and t ...

(2 pages) 52 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Compare and Contrast Walter Mitty with Rip Van Winkle

hich undertake him spontaneously as he feuds with his nagging wife. In a very similar short story, "Rip Van Winkle" by Washington Irving, the main character Rip Van Winkle slips away from his domestic ... . The most noticeable trait in which both stories possess heavily is the portrayal of the wife. In "Rip Van Winkle", Rip's wife is a nagging, mean old hag who gets her kicks out of bossing him around ...

(3 pages) 36 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Compare and contrast Irving's Rip Van Winkle -Washington Irving's Diction

In his story of the Rip Van Winkle, Irving used his unique style of diction, which also developed a contrast between bef ... before and after the climax of the story. The major change of scene in the story takes place after Rip takes his nap in the mountains and there is a noteworthy change of Irving's diction from this po ... mountains and there is a noteworthy change of Irving's diction from this point onwards. In his description of the surrounding nature and the weather, a distinct contrast exists between the duration o ...

(3 pages) 49 0 4.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Literary anaysis of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

an Literature's separation from Britain. He wrote the "Sketch Book" which included stories such as "Rip Van Winkle" and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". It was the first book by an American writer to bec ... ectable form of literature. In "The legend of Sleepy Hollow" Irving's clever use of imagery and descriptive writing disguise his intent, leaving the reader to decipher the meaning of his words. His us ...

(2 pages) 100 1 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Washington Irving's "Rip Van Winkle"

nd of Sleepy Hollow", in which the schoolmaster Ichabold Crane meets with a headless horseman, and "Rip Van Winkle. Washington Irving's life is in the beginning of national experience. His life is bas ... stylist and other writers took him as a model. He was accepted in the USA and also in the England."Rip Van Winkle" sets the terms for what was to come in the following years, especially for male writ ...

(4 pages) 110 2 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Washington Irving

nd of Sleepy Hollow,' in which the schoolmaster Ichabold Crane meets with a headless horseman, and 'Rip Van Winkle,' about a man who falls asleep for 20 years."I am always at a loss to know how much t ... who appeared in The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., in which also Irving's best-known story 'Rip Van Winkle' was included. It was based on a German folktale, set in the Dutch culture of Pre-Rev ...

(6 pages) 83 1 3.8 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Rip van winkle:compare& contrast

Compare and Contrast EssayRip Van WinkleThe two versions of Rip Van Winkle that I read have some similarities and differences. ... versions of Rip Van Winkle that I read have some similarities and differences. I read the original Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving and a retold by Catherine Storr. Both were very interesting the ... etold by Catherine Storr. Both were very interesting the way they were written. The two versions of Rip Van Winkle totally caught my eye.The original Rip Van Winkle an adult book by Washington Irving ...

(1 pages) 36 0 3.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Romanticism in rip van winkle

Irving's "Rip Van Winkle" shows distinct characteristics of romanticism throughout. Irving's unusual and origi ... stinct characteristics of romanticism throughout. Irving's unusual and original subject and the descriptions of nature, displays these romantic qualities of originality, connection with nature and an ... these romantic qualities of originality, connection with nature and an emotional sincerity. Rip van winkle is about a man who goes deep into the woods one day to go hunting. Rip some one calli ...

(2 pages) 36 0 0.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

An Analysis of Irving's "Rip Van Winkle"

"Rip Van Winkle" had grabbed his gun and his dog, Wolf, and headed out to the woods. He rested under ... is dog, Wolf, and headed out to the woods. He rested under a tree where evening came on quickly. As Rip was getting ready to journey back home, he heard a voice calling his name. He went to see who wa ... name. He went to see who was calling his name. He discovered an old man carrying a keg on his back. Rip and the old man walked to a ravine in the mountain. There they found a band of odd-looking peopl ...

(3 pages) 34 0 5.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Washington Irving

a witness to the massive amount of immigrants coming to the United States. Irving's short stories "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", from The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, show his ... hanges in America after the Revolutionary War.Irving first shows his disdain towards foreigners in "Rip Van Winkle". This is a simple tale of a friendly, well liked man, Rip, who leaves his small, Dut ...

(8 pages) 2217 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

WAS IRV

m bad "appearances". He makes the women seem that they are always nagging and always annoying.Rip van winkle In Rip Van winkle his wife is rude to him. She is always nagging about him helping ot ... e writes as if he is disgusted with all women when he writes his stories. In the book it shows that Rip does not care about his wife he is just happy he is alive. This viewpoint is shown in the quote ...

(2 pages) 384 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Autobiography

se of an object to represent something or someone else. Symbolism is used often in stories such as "Rip Van Winkle", Young Goodman Brown" and "The Black Cat". Symbolism is oft ... g Goodman Brown" and "The Black Cat". Symbolism is often used in Rip Van Winkle. Rip van winkle represents America in the story. He represents America because at this time Americans ...

(3 pages) 431 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Themes of Nature: John Smith's "A Description of New England", Washington Irving's "Rip Van Winkle" and William Cullent Bryant's "Thantopsis"

re's three in particular that are going to be described in this essay. These three works are "A Description of New England," by John Smith, "Rip Van Winkle," by Washington Irving, and "Thanatopsis," b ... ullen Bryant. Each has a very good way of conveying nature and how stunning it is to them.In "A Description of New England," John Smith talks about how amazing the nature is in the new world. He did t ...

(3 pages) 22 0 5.0 Sep/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Rip Van Winkle

Washingtom Irving's "Rip Van Winkle" is an excellent piece of Romantic literature. The main character, for whom the story ... ce of Romantic literature. The main character, for whom the story was named, makes it even more so. Rip's original personality and actions are outstanding. He potrays a Romantic hero extremely well.Ri ... t about him. He resides in a uaint colonial village nestled among the mystical Kaatskill Mountains. Rip's house is old and worn. His fields are unkempt and overgrown. In other words, Rip is no work an ...

(1 pages) 864 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare