Washington Irving's short story The Devil and Tom Walker contains several specific elements that distinctly mark it as Romantic literature.
Identify any three such elements and write a five-paragraph essay which illustrates and defends the claim that this short story is, indeed, Romantic.
Paragraph 1: Introduction with divided or unified thesis statement.
Paragraph 2: Identify one general characteristic of Romantic writing that is illustrated in the short story, then demonstrate that characteristic using textual support (paraphrase or quotation) of a specific element of the short story.
Paragraph 3: Do the same for a second, different characteristic of Romantic writing.
Paragraph 4: Do the same for a third, different characteristic of Romantic writing.
Paragraph 5: Summarize your main points and give a parting thought.