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Irvings Rip Van Winkle shows distinct characteristics of romanticism throughout Irvings unusual and original subject and the descriptions of nature displays 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 calling his name and is led to strange men What seemed particularly odd to Rip was that though these folks were evidently amusing themselves yet they maintained the gravest faces the most mysterious silence and were withal the most melancholy party of pleasure he had ever witnessed Rip drinks some ale and falls asleep He wakes up twenty years later not knowing time has passed by This strange plotline is very romantic It would be impossible for someone to fall asleep for twenty years and still be living It goes against the nature of science Most of the stories of the time written by men were historical Although Irvings attempts to make his story seem true by referring to historical documents it is too strange to be real Another distinct romantic quality of Rip Van Winkle is the detailed descriptions of nature in the story such as the Catskill mountains and the Hudson river Panting and fatigued he threw himself late in the afternoon on a green knoll covered with mountain herbage that crowned the brow of a precipice From an opening between the trees he could overlook all the lower country for many a mile of rich woodland He saw at a distance the lordly Hudson far far below him moving on its silent but majestic course with the reflection of a purple cloud or the sail of a lagging bark here and there sleeping on its glassy bosom and at last losing itself in the blue highlands On the other side he looked down into a deep mountain glen wild lonely and shagged the bottom filled with fragments from
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