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Romanticism Test Review -Washington Irving (1783-1859) Wrote: “The Devil and Tom Walker”/ “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”/ “Rip Van Winkle” Born to wealthy New York family. The settings of his stories were in the New York/Hudson River Valley. One of the 1 st authors to achieve international reputation. Ambassador of Spain 1841 Pennames: Jonathan Oldstyle, Diedrick Knickerbocker, Geoffrey Crayon -“The Devil and Tom Walker” Moral: greed doesn’t pay Folk Tales: stories handed down orally among the common people of a particular culture unrealistic or unlikely to happen in the real world teach a lesson or express a general truth about life (allegorical) characters are stereotypical, embodying a single human trait, quality or emotion (e.g. hatred, greed) (flat character) Era: puritan ideal of a life devoted to God is being replaced by commercialism. “The Devil and Tom Walker” reveals a great deal about life in New England in the 1820s. People in this time started ready/writing stories for enjoyment. -Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)
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