Ralph Waldo Emerson

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  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: American Poet

    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is American poet who wrote throughout 1873 to 1880, primarily influenced by the Romantic era. Born to the daughter of a Revolutionary War hero and an established lawyer, Longfellow was expected to attend college and follow his father’s footsteps. However he was more fascinated by the coastal culture of his town in Maine, fascinated by the stories of the sailors who detailed their exotic travels. Accordingly, Longfellow pursued his intrigue,…

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  • Sublime Nature In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    Nature, our daily companion, our place of quiet and peace, our best friend, yet our worst nightmare, but what is nature, what does it provide and why is it so important for mankind? What do we consider as sublime and do we, the people, consider ourselves as sublime nature? At this point it is important to note that this essay will be dealing with a different approach to sublime nature. "So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created…

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  • Frank Hurley: The Man Who Made History

    The process of discovery enlightens and educates individuals with fresh, meaningful ideals about the physical and spiritual world, whilst also reshaping an individual’s perspectives of the world, themselves and others. Two texts which explore this dynamic of discovery is Simon Nasht’s documentary Frank Hurley: The Man Who Made History (2004) and Khaled Hosseini’s novel The Kite Runner (2003). Nasht’s documentary uses Frank Hurley’s expedition into the Antarctic as a vehicle to convey one’s…

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  • Hermann Hesse's Writing Style Analysis

    (H) What makes a writer go down in history as a literary icon? Most would say writing style is what appeals most to the readers. (CI) Hermann Hesse, a German writer and poet, is said to have one of the most unique writing styles of the early nineteenth century. His works include Demian and Siddhartha. (G1) The themes he utilizes have a recurring role in his works, which make it a distinctive feature of his. (G2) The author’s personal experiences tie into his storylines and make the reader…

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  • Anersonation Of Caste By R Ambedkar Analysis

    ANNIHILATION OF CASTE THE UNDELIVERED SPEECH OF Dr. AMBEDKAR “Annihilation of Caste is B.R. Ambedkar’s most radical text. It is not an argument directed at Hindu fundamentalists or extremists, but at those who considered themselves moderate, those whom Ambedkar called “the best of Hindus”— and some academics call “left-wing Hindus”. Ambedkar’s point is that to believe in the Hindu Shastra’s and to simultaneously think of oneself as liberal or moderate is a contradiction in terms. When…

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  • Young Goodman Brown And The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow Analysis

    Young Goodman Brown and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow were both written in and about a similar time period. Hawthorne and Irving were contemporaries, and Irving was an inspiration for the writers that followed in his footsteps during his lifetime, including Hawthorne, and the similarities between these two stories are numerous as a result. Both lived during a time where the hypocrisy of Puritan values was very prescient in the minds of philosophers and writers. America was still a young country,…

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  • Thanatopsis And Romanticism Analysis

    Romanticism was a movement in the 1770s that focused on the primacy of the individual, inspiration, subjectivity, and the belief in the supernatural. Transcendentalism began in the late 1820s and was influenced by other movements such as Romanticism. Romanticism and Transcendentalism can be seen throughout the poems Thanatopsis, written by William Cullen Bryant, and Song of Myself, written by Walt Whitman, respectively. The tenets of Romanticism can be seen be analyzing Thanatopsis,…

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  • Literary Criticism In Robert Frost's Nothing Gold Can Stay

    The poem "Nothing Gold Can Stay" was first published in 1923 in America by the acclaimed author Robert Frost, whom at the time was thought to have a hostile view towards nature (Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism). Imagery in literature refers to use of descriptive terms in the hopes of making the reader experience the scenery of the text in their mind. Symbols are utilized mainly works such as narratives to represent something greater than what is actually mentioned. Personification is the…

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  • Non Dallit Autobiography In Gandhi Essay

    Non-Dalit Autobiography in Marathi: The autobiographical writing in Marathi Literature emerged with different structure, themes and dimensions in the 19th century. Lokhitwadi’s letters, Mahatma Phule’s writings, Mukta Salwe’s ‘complaint’, Chiplunkar’s essays and Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak’s speeches were autobiographical in tone. In this phase, preaching was the main impulse of their autobiographical literature. Those who lived an extra-ordinary life got the authority to explore their…

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  • The Role Of Conformism In Civil Disobedience, By Henry David Thoreau

    Maintaining individuality in a society that practices conformism can be a difficult task. Nonetheless, this task is vital to the identity of an individual. It is also vital to the progress of society since without individuality the world would be led by followers rather than leaders that can discern from right and wrong. It is through autonomy and self-exploration that people can strive for change within themselves and our nation. Henry David Thoreau’s Walden and “Civil Disobedience” both…

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