Ralph Waldo Emerson

Discussion on Emerson's Creations

How Ralph Waldo Emerson Changed American Poetry

By Emerson West | March 19, 2020 |
How Ralph Waldo Emerson Changed American Poetry

The listlessness of Emerson’s poetry is surprising, given the veneration he expressed for the art. Some of his best prose is devoted to lobbying for the special advantages of poetry. These works are thrilling because they are written in thrilling sentences.

Emerson‘s “Self-Reliance”

By Emerson West | January 9, 2018 |
Emerson‘s “Self-Reliance”

“Self-Reliance” was published five years after Nature; do you see any development in Emerson’s thought during that period, or does “Self-Reliance” just recapitulate the ideas of Nature? You might look for passages in “Self-Reliance” that seem to echo Nature, and think about whether they offer “new ideas” compared to the earlier formulation.

Lessons in Nature from Ralph Waldo Emerson – Discussion Materials

By Emerson West | January 9, 2018 |
Lessons in Nature from Ralph Waldo Emerson

Make the words of Transcendental philosopher and writer Ralph Waldo Emerson come alive for your students with breath-taking photography in this two-day class discussion activity with optional independent writing activity.

A Discussion of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Beliefs and Thoughts on Individuality, Society, and Government

By Emerson West | January 9, 2018 |
A Discussion of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Beliefs and Thoughts on Individuality, Society, and Government

Ralph Waldo Emerson I am writing this essay on the beliefs and thoughts of Ralph Waldo Emerson on the subjects of individuality, society, government, technology, and spirituality. I think that Emerson believes that every person should be as much as individual as they can.