Ralph Waldo Emerson

Discussion on Emerson's Creations

Stanley Cavell

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Stanley Cavell

Ellen Louisa Tucker

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Ellen Louisa Tucker

Amos Bronson Alcott

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Friedrich Nietzsche

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Friedrich Nietzsche

Thomas Carlyle

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Thomas Carlyle

Margaret Fuller

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Margaret Fuller

She was a women’s rights advocate associated with the American transcendentalism movement which RWE was also a part of. Her given name was Sarah Margaret Fuller Ossoli. She was also an American journalist. She was born May 23, 1810, in Cambridgeport, Cambridge, Massachusetts. She died July 19, 1850, at Fire Island, New York. Quotes associated with Fuller: “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” “If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.” “Very early, I know that the only object in life was to grow.”

Henry David Thoreau

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He was an American essayist, a poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, and historian. He was born July 12, 1817, in Concord, Massachusetts, and given the name David Henry, but would later change it to Henry David as he felt it sounded more like a writer. He died May 6, 1862, also in Concord, Massachusetts. He was 45 years old at the time of his death. His well-known essays were Civil Disobedience and Life Without Principle. He was educated at the Concord Academy and Harvard University. Quotes associated with Thoreau: “If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where…

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.