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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

Self-Reliance

Nature

 

Thoreau's Works

Civil Disobedience

Walden

 

Compare Thoreau with Modern Texts

Ghandi

MLK

 

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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