Emerson: Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets)

Emerson Poems Everyman s Library Pocket Poets 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 rep

  • Title: Emerson: Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets)
  • Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson Peter Washington
  • ISBN: 9781400043163
  • Page: 361
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 mRalph 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, intimate side of the man revered as the Sage of Concord.

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    1. "Give me truths;For I am weary of the surfaces."Ralph Waldo Emerson was a writer, an essayist, a naturalist, an abolitionist, a preacher, a philosopher, and a poet. He was so many things, but above all else, he was a truth seeker. He delved into all aspects of humanity and sought to understand the workings of the universe, the human mind and the soul. Ultimately he wanted to determine how we can live better, more positive lives.He led the nineteenth century nature-inspired Transcendentalist move [...]

    2. A great selection of Emerson's work. I will be picking this book of poems up in the years to come to reread. A compact book that i found easy to carry along with me wherever i went.

    3. When the south winds blow during my times of May, I read Emerson and I'm reminded of nature's miracles. He says to me: "Everyman, I will go with thee and be thy guide. In thy most need to go by thy side."The Rhodora: "Beauty is its own excuse for being." "The self-same Power that brought me there brought you."Both the mountain and the squirrel have their important talents in Fable: "I think it no disgrace to occupy my place."Typical men ask their companions, "What am I?" And their companion "Sen [...]

    4. Emerson's poetry are Emerson's essays in condensed form, making a great deal of the poetry instructional. Some lines bear up and shine on. Others are in a long conversation with other poets, of the age and of ages past. Interesting, but a bit too mediated and not immediate for my poetic preferences.

    5. This was disappointing. The poem that I was most familiar with going into this, Brahma, remains my favorite of Emerson's poems. In fact, it's the only one that resonates with me at all.

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