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  Ralph Waldo Emerson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Emerson was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to the Rev.
Emerson wrote about his grief in two major works: the poem "Threnody", and the essay "Experience." In the same year, William James was born, and Emerson agreed to be his godfather.
Emerson is buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord, Massachusetts.
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 The Academy of American Poets - Ralph Waldo Emerson
American poet, essayist, and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson was born in 1803 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Emerson's philosophy is characterized by its reliance on intuition as the only way to comprehend reality, and his concepts owe much to the works of Plotinus, Swedenborg, and Böhme.
Ralph Waldo Emerson died of pneumonia in 1882.
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 X. Essays. The Poet. 1844. Emerson, Ralph Waldo. 1909-14. Essays and English Traits. The Harvard Classics
The poet is the person in whom these powers are in balance, the man without impediment, who sees and handles that which others dream of, traverses the whole scale of experience, and its representative of man, in virtue of being the largest power to receive and to impart.
The poets made all the words, and therefore language is the archives of history, and, if we must say it, a sort of tomb of the muses.
There was this perception in him, which makes the poet or seer, an object of awe and terror, namely, that the same man, or society of men, may wear one aspect to themselves and their companions, and a different aspect to higher intelligences.
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 Ralph Waldo Emerson Biography
Ralph Waldo Emerson was not a practicing literary critic in the sense that Edgar Allan Poe and William Dean Howells were, and he was not a theorist as Immanuel Kant, Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling or Friedrich Ernst Schleiermacher were.
Emerson's father, William Emerson, the Unitarian minister at Boston's First Church from 1799 until his death in 1811, was an active, popular preacher and a staunch Federalist of very limited means but descended from a long line of Concord, Massachusetts, ministers.
Emerson also includes poets and playwrights in his list, but his emphasis is clearly on a kind of writing which is not fiction, poetry, or drama but primarily wisdom literature or moral literature, everything that we now place under the heading of nonfiction prose.
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 Ralph Waldo Emerson
Emerson does have a sense of morality as developing historically, but in the context in “Circles” where his statement appears he presses a more radical and skeptical position: that our virtues often must be abandoned rather than developed.
Emerson's ideal society is a confrontation of powerful, independent “gods, talking from peak to peak all round Olympus.” There will be a proper distance between these gods, who, Emerson advises, “should meet each morning, as from foreign countries, and spending the day together should depart, as into foreign countries” (CW 3:81).
Emerson's most direct attempt to reconcile succession and unity, or the one and the many, occurs in the last essay in the Essays, Second Series, entitled “Nominalist and Realist.” There he speaks of the universe as an “old Two-face…of which any proposition may be affirmed or denied” (CW3: 144).
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 Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson was born in Boston, Massachusetts.
In 1835 Emerson married Lydia Jackson and settled with her at the east end of the village of Concord, Massachusetts, where he then spent the rest of his life.
Emerson's aim was not merely to charm his readers, but encourage them to cultivate 'self-trust', to become what they ought to be, and to be open to the intuitive world of experience.
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 Ralph Waldo Emerson - Biography and Works
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) was a major American poet, philosopher and center of the American Transcendental movement.
Emerson's chosen method was to be in close communion with nature, carefully listening to its messsages, and being fully aware of the present moment.
As Emerson complained that Fuller’s introduction lacked a clear “purpose”, it was evident in his writing that The Dial hoped to cover a variety of topics ranging from religion to politics to literature.
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 Outline of American Literature - Chapter 3
Emerson, who moved to Concord in 1834, and Thoreau are most closely associated with the town, but the locale also attracted the novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne, the feminist writer Margaret Fuller, the educator (and father of novelist Louisa May Alcott) Bronson Alcott, and the poet William Ellery Channing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, the towering figure of his era, had a religious sense of mission.
Emerson's philosophy has been called contradictory, and it is true that he consciously avoided building a logical intellectual system because such a rational system would have negated his Romantic belief in intuition and flexibility.
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 Emerson's "The Poet"
In this extraordinary essay, Emerson goes beyond the materialistic rational analysis which was the conventional wisdom of his day and presents a supersensible vision of the nature of the Poet and the Word.
Readers of poetry see the factory-village, and the railway, and fancy that the poetry of the landscape is broken up by these; for these works of art are not yet consecrated in their reading; but the poet sees them fall within the great Order not less than the beehive, or the spider's geometrical web.
And therefore the rich poets, as Homer, Chaucer, Shakspeare, and Raphael, have obviously no limits to their works, except the limits of their lifetime, and resemble a mirror carried through the street, ready to render an image of every created thing.
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 Emerson, Ralph Waldo. 1904. Shakspeare; or, the Poet
The hero is in the press of knights, and the thick of events; and, seeing what men want, and sharing their desire, he adds the needful length of sight and of arm, to come at the desired point.
A popular player;—nobody suspected he was the poet of the human race; and the secret was kept as faithfully from poets and intellectual men, as from courtiers and frivolous people.
In the poet’s mind, the fact has gone quite over into the new element of thought, and has lost all that is exuvial.
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 Ralph Waldo Emerson | American Author, Poet and Philosopher
Ralph Waldo Emerson was born on May 25, 1803 in Boston, Massachusetts.
In 1836 Emerson expressed Transcendentalism's main principle of the "mystical unity of nature" in his essay, "Nature".
Emerson urged independent thinking and stressesd that not all life's answers are found in books.
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 Ralph Waldo Emerson - Wikiquote
To the poet, to the philosopher, to the saint, all things are friendly and sacred, all events profitable, all days holy, all men divine.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (25 May 1803 - 27 April 1882) was an American philosopher, essayist, and poet.
This is a remark Emerson wrote referring to the unreliability of second hand testimony and worse upon the subject of immortality.
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 Chapter The Poet of Collected Essays by Waldo Ralph Emerson
For as it is dislocation and detachment from the life of God that makes things ugly, the poet, who re- attaches things to nature and the Whole,—re-attaching even artificial things and violations of nature, to nature, by a deeper insight,—disposes very easily of the most disagreeable facts.
We are symbols and inhabit symbols; workmen, work, and tools, words and things, birth and death, all are emblems; but we sympathize with the symbols, and being infatuated with the economical uses of things, we do not know that they are thoughts.
As the eyes of Lyncæus were said to see through the earth, so the poet turns the world to glass, and shows us all things in their right series and procession.
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 IHAS: Poet
he Sage of Concord and the intellectual center of the American Renaissance, Ralph Waldo Emerson, as preacher, philosopher, and poet, embodied the finest spirit and highest ideals of his age.
Following in his father's footsteps, Emerson was ordained a Unitarian minister in 1829, but he experienced a religious crisis after the death from tuberculosis of his first wife, the beautiful and romantic Ellen Tucker, to whom he had been married only eighteen months.
To relieve his depression, Emerson's friends arranged for him to travel abroad in 1873, while they raised the funds and oversaw the rebuilding of the house and the reconstruction of his library--a gift they presented to the speechless poet upon his return in 1873.
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 The Poet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Poet (Ralph Waldo Emerson), an essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson.
The Poet (Michael Connelly), a novel by Michael Connelly.
Peter Costa, a professional poker player whose nickname is The Poet.
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 Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes
The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him.
Nothing is more disgusting than the crowing about liberty by slaves, as most men are, and the flippant mistaking for freedom of some paper preamble like a Declaration of Independence, or the statute right to vote, by those who have never dared to think or to act.
We are students of words: we are shut up in a schools and colleges and recitation-rooms for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bag of wind, a memory of words, and do not know a thing.
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 Word Spy - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Money, which represents the prose of life, and which is hardly spoken of in parlors without an apology, is, in its effects and laws, as beautiful as roses.
The angels are so enamoured of the language that is spoken in heaven, that they will not distort their lips with the hissing and unmusical dialects of men, but speak their own, whether there be any who understand it or not.
There must be a man behind the book; a personality which, by birth and quality, is pledged to the doctrines there set forth, and which exists to see and state things so, and not otherwise.
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 Ralph Waldo Emerson's The Poet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
The poet is the person in whom these powers are in balance, the man without impediment, who sees and handles that which others dream of, traverses the whole scale of experience, and is representative of man, in virtue of being the largest power to receive and to impart.
For, as it is dislocation and detachment from the life of God, that makes things ugly, the poet, who re-attaches things to nature and the Whole, -- re-attaching even artificial things, and violations of nature, to nature, by a deeper insight, -- disposes very easily of the most disagreeable facts.
But I am not wise enough for a national criticism, and must use the old largeness a little longer, to discharge my errand from the muse to the poet concerning his art.
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 Ralph Waldo Emerson: Shakespeare or, The Poet
A popular player;- nobody suspected he was the poet of the human race; and the secret was kept as faithfully from poets and intellectual men as from courtiers and frivolous people.
Hence, though our external history is so meagre, yet, with Shakespeare for biographer, instead of Aubrey and Rowe, we have really the information which is material; that which describes character and fortune, that which, if we were about to meet the man and deal with him, would most import us to know.
Some able and appreciating critics think no criticism on Shakespeare valuable that does not rest purely on the dramatic merit; that he is falsely judged as poet and philosopher.
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 The Academy of American Poets - The Poet
The sign and credentials of the poet are that he announces that which
All that we call sacred history attests that the birth of a poet is
The schools of poets and philosophers are not
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 All poems of the poet: Ralph Waldo Emerson - works
All poems of the poet: Ralph Waldo Emerson - works
Free Poetry E-Book: 68 poems of Ralph Waldo Emerson
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 Monarch Notes: Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: The Poet@ HighBeam Research
Monarch Notes: Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: The Poet@ HighBeam Research
Emerson's main notions about poetry are to be found in his essay "The
Poet," which contains many valuable flashes of wisdom about poetry.
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