The Resource Emerson

Emerson

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Emerson
Title
Emerson
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Subject
Summary
Ralph Waldo Emerson is one of the best-loved figures in nineteenth-century American literature. Though he earned his central place in our culture as an essayist and philosopher, since his death his reputation as a poet has grown as well.Known for challenging traditional thought and for his faith in the individual, Emerson was the chief spokesman for the Transcendentalist movement. His poems speak to his most passionately held belief: that external authority should be disregarded in favor of one's own experience. From the embattled farmers who "fired the shot heard round the world" in the stirring "Concord Hymn," to the flower in "The Rhodora," whose existence demonstrates "that if eyes were made for seeing, / Then Beauty is its own excuse for being," Emerson celebrates the existence of the sublime in the human and in nature. Combining intensity of feeling with his famous idealism, Emerson's poems reveal a moving, more intimate side of the man revered as the Sage of Concord
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Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Poetry
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Emerson
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:6abfa906-44a4-4303-9bd9-621f971bce45
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307823625
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Emerson
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:6abfa906-44a4-4303-9bd9-621f971bce45
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780307823625
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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