Does nationalism work or not work in RIP Van Winkle or The Legend of Sleepy Hollow?

I’m studying for my English class and need an explanation.

QUESTION: Please define for me literary nationalism and how it worked in America during the early 19th century. Please feel free to search for this term on the Internet. Once you have defined literary nationalism, please explain for me how that works or doesn’t work in either of the Washington Irving stories we read: “Rip Van Winkle” or “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”


RIP Van Winkle….

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow….

Essay must be 250 words minimum. Each main point must have 1 quote from the reading. (3 total direct quotes in essay)
Please follow the outline below.







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