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'Illusions," by Ralph Waldo Emerson

‘Illusions,” by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Flow, flow the waves hated,
Accursed, adored,
The waves of mutation:
No anchorage is.
Sleep is not, death is not; 131 more words

Frederick Douglass: Rhetoric of the Image

I suspect that many readers coming to Douglass’s Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave: Written by Himself (the full title) for the first time encounter some confusion regarding his beginning. 612 more words

Class Reflection

7 Reasons Why I Write

“The good writer seems to be writing about himself, but has his eye always on that thread of the Universe which runs through himself and all things.”

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Self Reflection

The Painter

My side of Louisiana witnessed snow this week. I witnessed snow this week!
The kind of snow that dances a waltz on its way down, 358 more words

Simple Pleasures

From Ralph Waldo Emerson:

He has seen but half the universe who has never been shown the house of pain.

– The Tragic


rejection - the loneliest feeling 

Rejection. Some people can rise above it. Others are crushed by it. Regardless, everyone will taste the bitterness of being made to feel unworthy at some point in our lives. 432 more words