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  • Most Beautiful Thing
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    Beauty has always been portrayed as a positive characteristic. Most often when we think of something being described as beautiful, we immediately think of a human being. But of course, it can describe ANYTHING including jewelry, nature, or even music. I m sure we have all heard of the clich, Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This statement simply says that something or someone doesn t possess beauty, but looks beautiful. This stands true because if something or someone were beautiful, then i...
  • Nature Emerson
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    Transcendentalism: Ralph Waldo Emerson Transcendentalism, in philosophy and nature, is the belief in a higher reality than found in sense experience or in a higher knowledge than achieved by human reason. Transcendentalism upholds the goodness of humanity, the glories of nature, and the importance of free individual expression. In addition, it is maintained that an awareness of reality, or a sense of truth, is reached through reasoning by intuition. Transcendentalism also holds that material obj...
  • Nature Emerson
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    Americas Transcendental Voice Ralph Waldo Emerson was one of the true fathers of transcendentalism in America. He was said to be the founding member of the smallest church. The congregation included only himself, and his church waited on the world to see his views as the truth. Emerson's beliefs were greatly influenced by friends he met in Europe and the romantic movement of the time. Transcendentalists of the time did not believe in miracles, they thought everything had a common sense answer. T...
  • Beautiful And Imaginative Moment Of Nature
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    In Ode to a Nightingale, Keats is reflecting on a beautiful and imaginative moment of nature. He is wishing to savor this moment, but due to the various cycles of nature, this moment cannot last for long, there is constant change. Nature itself can go on forever, it is continuous, but on the other hand, for mankind, no one moment is immortal. Keats is aware of this and he wants to become part of it. The beginning of the bird's song marks the beginning of the moment Keats longs to savor. To truly...
  • Test Against The Natural Order Of Spirituality
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    nat-u-ral: 1) based on an inherent sense of right and wrong; 2 a) being in accordance with or determined by nature. In "The Birthmark", Nathaniel Hawthorne writes the story of a scientist who marries a beautiful young woman with only one imperfection; a crimson birthmark on her left cheek. Aylmer later becomes obsessed with this flaw and thinks nothing but of the removal of the birthmark, which would then render his bride "perfect". Even though Georgiana has never disliked her birthmark, she res...
  • Most Beautiful Things And Love
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    "Plato's Symposium " Kaboom, that was the sound of Zeus's thunder crashing towards the Earth. During this time period the people in Greece believed in these gods. Also happening at the same time period was when the worlds most famous philosophers began to come out and teach. Most importantly the philosophers did what they were suppose to, and that was to question the world around them. One of the most famous philosophers in the Greek period around 416 B.C. was a man named Socrates. Socrates was ...
  • Perfect Everlasting Beauty In Art And Nature
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    The casual reader of John Keats poetry would most certainly be impressed by the exquisite and abundant detail of its verse, the perpetual freshness of its phrase and the extraordinarily rich sensory images scattered throughout its lines. But, without a deeper, more intense reading of his poems as mere parts of a larger whole, the reader may miss specific themes and ideals which are not as readily apparent as are the obvious stylistic hallmarks. Through Keats eyes, the world is a place full of id...
  • Beautiful As His Own Nature
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    The Path to Divine Wisdom Throughout history different segments of society have struggled for such liberties as personal freedom and eternal happiness. For centuries man has attempted to "find" himself, posing the questions "Who am I" and "Who do I want to be" People tend to express themselves physically, spiritually, psychologically, and emotionally in order to promote their image, their sense of identity and individualism. During the late 1820's and 1830's, Transcendentalism emerged as the def...
  • Beauty And Tranquility Of Nature
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    nr y David Thoreau's outlook on education grew problematic because of a growing sense that it prevented learning rather then fostering it. He emphasized a deep respect for the local and concrete as the basis of all learning but education through experience was just as intrinsically valuable as schooling. You can't stop life once when you become a teacher you have to keep learning He spent the rest of his life learning and writing; the two were usually the same for him. The purpose of writing for...
  • Beautiful Nature
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    ROMANTICISM As a result of the American revolution the literature during the ninghteen century changed to fiction. The Romanticism was a period in which authors left classicism, age of reason, in the old world and started to offered imagination, emotions and a new literature that toward nature, humanity and society to espouse freedom and individualism. The main characteristics or Romanticism movements are: an emphasis on imagination as a key to revealing the innermost depths of the human spirit,...
  • Poems Tintern Abbey And Frost At Midnight
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    English Essay In the 18th century, two important poets started the Romantic Movement, the two being William Wordsworth, and Samuel Coleridge. These two poets essentially gave birth to the Romantic Movement, starting with the co-produced works of the Lyrical Ballads. In the Preface to the Lyrical Ballads, Wordsworth describes poetry as the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings, and details his philosophy and the meaning nature has to him. The poem collection includes the poems which I am goin...
  • Beautiful As His Own Nature
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    Our age is retrospective. It builds the sepulchre's of the fathers. It writes biographies, histories, and criticism. The foregoing generations beheld God and nature face to face; we, through their eyes. Why should not we also enjoy an original relation to the universe Why should not we have a poetry and philosophy of insight and not of tradition, and a religion by revelation to us, and not the history of theirs Embosom ed for a season in nature, whose floods of life stream around and through us,...
  • Place For Hemingway
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    Ignorance is bliss. True happiness lies in simplicity. We have all heard these sayings at one point or another in our lives. Apparently, the same held true for Ernest Hemingway, as he appears to have taken them to heart. Ernest Hemingway's perception of that which was beautiful was always that which was simple. And what could possibly be any simpler than nature itself It lacks the clutter and complexity of men and technology always prattling about and disrupting things. Nature is simple, violent...
  • Swift's Representation Of The Function Of Cosmetics
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    Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift in their respective poems, The Rape of the Lock and The Progress of Beauty, offer opposite representations of the nature and function of cosmetics in eighteenth century society. In The Rape of the Lock, Pope gives a positive representation of cosmetic's nature and function in eighteenth century society. On the other hand, Swift's representation takes a very negative tone. Both poets clearly appreciate and admire the natural beauty of a woman and their opposite o...
  • Harmony In Nature
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    "Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey" William Wordsworth was a notable poet helped to start the English Romantic Movement with Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Wordsworth was born in Cockermouth, West Cumberland in 1770. It was this period of his life that gave the young Wordsworth an appreciation of the natural sights and sounds of his environment and encouraged his inclination toward poetry. In 1792, a friend died and left Wordsworth some money that allowed him to pursue poetry as a livelih...
  • Stories Of Beauty In Nature
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    Opposites Life is full of mystery. People, animals, and nature have these mysterious characteristics that are strange and unknown to anyone. The universe is composed of so many beautiful things, but at the same time these beautiful wonders can also be the most violent and unpleasant. LeGuin and Dillard wrote of "opposites", one dealing with man and his psychological structure, and the other, with nature and everything in it. Both authors start their essays with a story to help understand their t...
  • Every Natural Fact
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    Emerson's Thinking Patterns in "Self Reliance" Ralph Waldo Emerson is one of the well educated people who lived in the period before the civil war. He wrote several meaningful literary pieces such as "Compensation" and "Spiritual Laws". But his essay titled " Self-Reliance" is truly insightful regarding the way that nature affects man. Emerson thought that every natural fact was a symbol of some spiritual fact, and they it was all interconnected. Every appearance in nature corresponded to some s...
  • Nature And Culture
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    Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote a time of great change in America. In the mid-nineteenth century, Americans began to experience a shift in focus from the once stringent religious outlook to a more scientific view of the world and its natural wonders. Americans, however, did look at these new scientific discoveries with much hesitation, questioning their long-term effects on society as a whole. Hawthorne's work, "The Birth Mark echoes these sentiments and combine natural faith with a confidence in scie...
  • Conflict Between Imagination And Expectation Anne
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    The conflict between imagination and expectation - Anne is guided by her imagination and romanticism-which often leads her socially astray. Reveries and daydreams constantly interrupt her chores and conversations, pulling her away from reality into her own imaginary world. As wonderful as this escape is for Anne, her rich inner life often comes into conflict with the real world of Avonlea. This conflict is played out in her relationship with Marilla, who, before Anne's arrival never indulged in ...
  • Stegner's Use Of Nature
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    Nature is a major theme throughout all of the stories we have read so far this semester, weighing in heavily in the subject matter of each novel. Despite this common thread, nature is handled quite differently in each story, with obvious varied effects in the story. Willa Cather uses the nature of the southwest as an overwhelming presence that stuns any who approach it, while John Steinbeck uses nature with his characters as one would use water with a goldfish in his bowl. Norman Maclean creates...

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