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Rip is often viewed as the archetypal poet-artist figure. How does he embody the spirit of play?
When he wakes, much has changed, but how are things the same?
How does Irving bridge three-four phases of New York history with this story?
To what degree are the Catskills a character in the story? How significant is the landscape?
What kind of “scholarship” does Emerson envision here and how or why should American scholars perform such an exceptional task or pursue such a unique path of inquiry?