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Ralph Waldo Emerson Born on This Date

American essayist and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson born this day in 1803. Emerson was a lecturer, poet, and essayist who led the Transcendentalist movement in the mid-19th century.


[amlit] Emerson "Self-Reliance" Assignment for Friday, May 15

Compose a 2-page DWD entry responding to the question below. Incorporate specific quotes and ideas from Emerson to help keep you writing and thinking. Bring your DWD notebook to class for discussion on Friday. 13 more words


For we are all unwritten

Transcendentalism, a philosophical movement that began in the early 1800s, is the belief that all people are, as individuals, pure and good. However, transcendentalists also believe that society and its institutions will ultimately pollute the integrity of these individuals. 227 more words


Animal Spirits

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It was suggested to me that a proper introduction was in order for my recent book Animal Spirits: A Collection of Nature Photographs… 212 more words

Anthony Satori


Nature on the pulpit – her voice to
give admonishment on the eve of today.
What doth the tranquil night say?
More poignant an instruction than that of avarice’s way. 31 more words

The Transcendental Gospel of Freddie Gray

When his spine snapped, Freddie
Gray became kindling, became
New England pond water.
Without vertebrae
intact, he was free to move
beyond the
confines of… 222 more words


[amlit] The Poets of Transcendentalism Link & Assignment

Before class on Friday, May 1, please complete the following:

  1. Select a poem from The Poets of Transcendentalism and compose a one-page reflection in your DWD notebook.
  2. 374 more words