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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							I am writing this essay on the beliefs and thoughts of Ralph Waldo Emerson on the subjects of individuality‚ society‚ government‚ technology‚ and spirituality. 	I think that Emerson believes that every person should be as much as individual as they can. Be who you are on the inside‚ don’t try to be like everyone else. Don’t worry about fitting in‚ if someone is a real friend‚ they will like you for who you are‚ real friends won’t dump you for

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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 Properly Acknowledged by <Somebody> Ralph Waldo Emerson certainly took his place in the history of American Literature . He lived in a time when romanticism was becoming a way of thinking and beginning to bloom in America‚ the time period known as The Romantic Age. Romantic thinking stressed on human imagination and emotion rather than on basic facts and reason. Ralph Waldo Emerson not only provided plenty of that‚ but he also nourished it and inspired many other writers

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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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    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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    Research Paper Ralph Waldo Emerson is undoubtedly one of the fathers of American literature. He was also a founder of Transcendentalism‚ which was a large philosophical movement that began in 1836. Ralph was a poet‚ a writer and one of the most famous philosophers of the nineteenth century. His influence‚ shown through his work includes a book‚ various poems‚ and papers as well as his actions that include his lectures. His work showed his beliefs of self-reliance and that nature is the key to

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  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson Ralph Waldo Emerson is probably the most influential figure in American literary history. He was responsible for shaping the literary style and vision of the American Romantic Period. Nowadays‚ when we think of Transcendentalism we think immediately of Emerson. We think of Emerson because transcendental thought is most clearly expressed in his writings. As with all great writers‚ the events in Emerson’s life have greatly influenced his thoughts. These events tell us why he believes

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