EIL 3.2 Irving and Longfellow Context

American Literature Module 3.2

Works by Washington Irving and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Study Guide: American Literature(Excellence in Literature, English 3)

Focus texts

Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The Courtship of Miles Standish

Honors Texts:

Irving stories assigned in American Literature AND

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Poems and Other Writings (Library of America)

Optional Reading

The Heroines of Henry Longfellow, by Dr. Timothy Bartel

Context Resource Links

These links represent only the online resources referenced in this module. Instructions, background information, offline resources, and assignments are all found in the Excellence in Literature study guide listed above.


The Author’s Life

Washington Irving

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow




The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

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National Geographic News video on Sleepy Hollow

Longfellow house tour

Visual Arts


Places to Go

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Catalog for Study Guide

American Literature Texts

Honors Text for EIl American Lit