Emerson's Poems on Nature

Topics: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Transcendentalism, Aesthetics Pages: 2 (503 words) Published: September 25, 2014
Nina Cordaro
Mrs. A. Green
AP Lang
16 September 2014

1. Emerson wants his readers to learn that true solitude is exploring the vast majority of nature and leaving behind all activities including society, if men do not remove themselves from their society they will never fully get the chance to experience or reflect off of the beauty that nature has to offer them. 2. Emerson is reaching out to anyone who is willing to take the time to read and fully understand what he has to say about the importance and beauty and how men can reflect on what nature has to offer. 3. To convey his message that men should embrace and reflect on the beauty of nature, Emerson creates a very remarkable and inspiring tone. Emerson believes that “When [men] speak of nature in this manner, [men] have a distinct but most poetical sense in the mind" (Emerson 807). Nature brings serenity and peace to those whom choose to enjoy the beauty of it. 4. Emerson's writing is very scholarly and intricate. Throughout his writing, Emerson uses many semicolons and dashes making his syntax very complex and well developed. Emerson writes, “There I feel that nothing can befall me in life,­­- no disgrace, no calamity, (leaving me my eyes,) which nature cannot repair…I become a transparent eye-ball; I am nothing; I see all; the currents of the universal Being circulated through me; I am part or particle of God” (808). 5.

A. Emerson uses archaic diction by saying phrases such as, “… a man needs to retire as much from his chamber as from society” (807). The phrase ‘retire from his chamber’ is not commonly used in modern day writing, but may have been very common when Emerson had written his essay. B. Emerson also uses jargon diction when expressing his pursuit to serenity and happiness, “But if a man would be alone, let him look at the stars. The rays that come from those heavenly worlds, will separate between him and what he touches” (807). Emerson strongly believes that nature is art and...
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