Ralph Waldo Emerson

Early Emerson Poems

During his life, Emerson wrote a dozen essays and delivered 1500+ public lectures spanning the United States. Emerson's writings focused mainly on subjects such as" individuality, freedom, the ability of mankind to realize almost anything, and the relationship between one's soul and the surrounding world.

His best-known addresses are The American Scholar (1837) and The Divinity School Address , which he delivered before the graduates of the Harvard Divinity School, shocking Boston's conservative clergymen with his descriptions of the divinity of man and the humanity of Jesus.

Emerson met William Wordsworth , Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Thomas Carlyle.

What is Ralph Waldo Emerson’s best poem?

Picking just one poem as "the best" from the astute Ralph Waldo Emerson is not possible. Rather, here are three poems from Emerson which stand apart from the rest.
  1. The Rhodora - This is my favorite poem of Emerson and is also one of his most beloved poems, according to experts. However, while weaving imagery of the connection between man and nature in the poem, there is an underlying message about his relationship with his wife. See if you can spot it.
  2. The Bell -
  3. The Snow Storm -

What poems did Ralph Waldo Emerson write?

All Emerson's poems are listed above and linked to each individual poem for your easy access. Some of his most popular poems are:
  1. The Bell
  2. Water
  3. Concord Hymn
  4. The Rhodora
  5. Boston Hymn
  6. The Snow Storm
  7. Terminus
  8. Brahma
  9. The Mountain and the Squirrel
  10. Give all to Love

What is Ralph Waldo Emerson’s most famous writing?

Emerson's Self-Reliance is his most famous work, and it can change your outlook and your life for the better if you put into place his teachings.

What is Ralph Waldo Emerson most known for?

During his nearly 80 years of life on this earth, Emerson was most known as a writer as was called "the man of letters in America."