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    Research: Ralph Waldo Emerson Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) was born in Boston‚ Massachusetts‚ but he spent most of his life in Concord. His father was a Unitarian minister with a keen interest in fine literature who was instrumental in founding several important literary societies and publications of the time. When his father died‚ Emerson was given into the care of his aunt‚ who took a strong interest in his education. His literary gifts were recognized‚ encouraged and developed early. In

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    Ralph Waldo Emerson Also known as father of Transcendentalism‚ Ralph Waldo Emerson‚ had unique philosophies that impact our society even today. Emerson was born in Boston on May 25‚ 1803 to William Emerson and Ruth Emerson. As Ralph Waldo Emerson was growing up‚ he had a difficult life. His father died in 1811. His mother was left with no other option‚ but to take in boarders to support her family. The paternal aunt‚ Mary Mood Emerson‚ was a great influence in Emerson’s early life. She was a gnomic

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    Ralph Waldo Emerson Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist‚ lecturer‚ poet‚ and philosopher born on May 25‚ 1803 in Boston‚ Massachusetts. He was a thinker of bold originality that moved away from the religious and social beliefs of his contemporaries. In doing so he lead the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. Ralph Waldo Emerson was influenced by his upbringing‚ experiences‚ philosophers‚ members of the Transcendentalist group‚ and the world around him. During Ralph

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    Ralph Waldo Emerson’s attitude towards nature is very explicit in this passage. He not only lets the reader see that he is awed and delighted by it‚ but that he also enjoys it. He explores the differences between how adults see nature and the way children view it. Finally‚ he once again states his love of nature. Ralph Waldo Emerson was not only an excited writer of nature‚ but an enjoyer of its wonderful aspects as well. In his passage‚ Emerson states that "Within [the] plantations of God‚ a decorum

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    How would you describe the everyday observations you make in our modern day? Ralph Waldo Emerson one said “Perception is not whimsical‚ but fatal. If I see a trait‚ my children will see it after me‚ and in course of time‚ all mankind‚ -- although it may chance that no one has seen it before me. For my perception of it is as much a fact as the sun.” Ralph Waldo Emerson had an outlook on life that people in the present should truly focus on. He perceived people to be thinkers‚ although he felt the

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    Ralph Waldo Emerson- -Uses Figurative Language. Figurative language is not meant to be interpreted literally. -Uses Extended Metaphors. Compares a person’s intellectual and spiritual life to a farmer’s cultivation of a plot of ground. Ralph Waldo Emerson was an essayist‚ philosopher and poet. We can only learn‚ understand and profit from our own efforts and experience. We cannot rely on the work and experience of others. Every person intuitively understands and responds to the truth

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    Ralph Waldo Emerson’s thoughts as relayed in The American Scholar and Self-Reliance could be seen to expand upon some of the ideas of enlightened thinkers Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin in creating his declaration of intellectual independence. Benjamin Franklin’s work encompassed ideas that pertained to the individual’s enrichment in life and Ralph Waldo Emerson expanded Franklin’s ideas to focus on individual intellectual thought. Benjamin Franklin moved away from the rigid‚ systematic Puritan

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    according to Emerson? The opposite of “self reliance” according to Emerson is liberalism. 3. What does Emerson see as the most sacred aspect of a person? Emerson sees the integrity of the individual mind to be the most sacred aspect of a person. 4. What does Emerson think of people who call for consistency in thought and action and who fear being misunderstood? Emerson believes that people who call for consistency are cowards and that being misunderstood means you are great. 5. Emerson makes

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    Ralph Waldo Emerson was truly one of our great geniuses. Emerson was a major leader of the philosophical movement of Transcendentalism. Transcendentalism was belief in a higher reality than that found everyday life that a human can achieve. Many people and ways of life throughout his career including Neo-Platonism‚ the Hindu religion‚ Plato and even his wife influenced Emerson. He also inspired many Transcendentalists like Thoreau. Emerson didn’t win any major awards‚ but he did win the love and

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