Today we will begin studying American Romanticism, the period following the Revolutionary War. This literary period is considered the birth of American writing. One of the most well-known authors of the time, Washington Irving, took an archetypal tale and made it his own. Before reading "The Devil and Tom Walker," respond to this question: How do you imagine the devil? Consider discussing gender, looks, purpose, and character. Write one to two paragraphs in response to the question and use standard English, including complete sentences and correct usage and mechanics. Identify yourself with your initials.