. .” (Irving. 28). This quote describes the appearance of Rip Van Winkle after numerous years of sleeping.
“Rip Van Winkle” by Washington Irving proves that true American Literature does exist. One example that makes “Rip Van Winkle” American Literature is the story takes place in New York, in the Catskills Mountains near the Hudson River (Irving... Showed first 250 characters
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18). Other works of literature we have read in class have mostly taken place in Europe.
Irving also picked America winning independence from Great Britain to show change while Rip slept. Independence from Great Britain symbolized America conquering itself and the strength America had as a whole (F... Showed next 250 characters
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