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American Transcendentalism

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What is Transcendentalism?


* A philosophy that asserts the primacy of the spiritual and transcendental over the material and empirical.* 


Who are the Transcendentalists?


* The main authors of this movement are Emerson and Thoreau* 



Emerson's Works




Thoreau's Works

Civil Disobedience



Compare Thoreau with Modern Texts




Review for Test


8-9 Questions


1- Poe (alliteration, onomatopoeia, rhyme, repetition)

1- Hawthorne- Minister's Black Veil

1- Frederick Douglass

1- Holmes, Longfellow, Lowell

2- Thoreau- Civil Disobedience (With connections to modern texts)

2- Emerson- Nature and Self Reliance

1- Transcendentalism and connection with modern life 




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