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Ralph Waldo Emerson Biography

Biography of Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) by Dr. Ann Woodlief Waldo Emerson is truly the center of the American transcendental movement, setting out most of its ideas and values in a little book, Nature, published in 1836, that represented at least … Continue reading

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Fable for Critics Emerson to Bryant

A Fable for Critics [Emerson to Bryant] by James Russell Lowell Famous writers mentioned in this section—click on the name to move to that part of the poem: Ralph Waldo Emerson (learn more about this Transcendentalist writer) Thomas Carlyle (his … Continue reading

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Good Bye by Emerson

GOOD-BYE by Ralph Waldo Emerson Good-bye, proud world! I’m going home: Thou art not my friend, and I’m not thine. Long through thy weary crowds I roam; A river-ark on the ocean brine, Long I’ve been tossed like the driven … Continue reading

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The Day’s Ration by Emerson

THE DAY’S RATION by Ralph Waldo Emerson When I was born, From all the seas of strength Fate filled a chalice, Saying, ‘This be thy portion, child; this chalice, Less than a lily’s, thou shalt daily draw From my great … Continue reading

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Concord Hymn by Emerson

CONCORD HYMN by Ralph Waldo Emerson SUNG AT THE COMPLETION OF THE BATTLE MONUMENT, JULY 4, 1837 By the rude bridge that arched the flood, Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled, Here once the embattled farmers stood And fired the … Continue reading

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Honors Texts for Literature and Composition

Honors Texts for Literature and Composition (E2) The Honors Track for Literature and Composition involves additional reading and writing, which is described in the study guide. Another way you can use the honors texts is if you’ve already read a focus text for a module, … Continue reading

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Introduction to American Romanticism by Ann Woodlief

American Romanticism (or the American Renaissance) An Introduction by Dr. Ann Woodlief For many years, this period and these writers were known as the American Renaissance, a coin termed by F.O. Matthiessen in his book of that name in 1941. … Continue reading

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Ralph Waldo Emerson Poems

Poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) was an American transcendentalist poet and writer. A native of Boston, he lived most of his life in that region of Massachusetts, and his book Nature inspired Henry David Thoreau, who … Continue reading

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