Emerson: Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets)

Emerson: Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets)

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Ralph Waldo Emerson is without doubt one of the best-loved figures in nineteenth-century American literature. notwithstanding he earned his primary position in our tradition as an essayist and thinker, seeing that his loss of life his acceptance as a poet has grown as well.

Known for tough conventional concept and for his religion within the person, Emerson was once the manager spokesman for the Transcendentalist circulation. His poems communicate to his so much passionately held trust: that exterior authority could be ignored in want of one’s personal event. From the embattled farmers who “fired the shot heard around the international” within the stirring “Concord Hymn,” to the flower in “The Rhodora,” whose life demonstrates “that if eyes have been made for seeing, / Then attractiveness is its personal excuse for being,” Emerson celebrates the life of the chic within the human and in nature.

Combining depth of feeling together with his recognized idealism, Emerson’s poems show a relocating, extra intimate aspect of the guy respected because the Sage of harmony.

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