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Homework 2007_10_17 - Emerson’s point of view(Be ready in...

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Emily Ryan English 2020 Emerson and “The American Scholar” 10/17/07 1. Poet Oliver Wendell Holmes called “The American Scholar” America’s “intellectual Declaration of Independence.” What is the date of this essay’s first publication? From whom or what do you think American needed to declare intellectual independence? Why? Write the quotation in the first paragraph that could answer this question. 2. Explain the difference between Man Thinking and a “mere thinker.” 3. According to Emerson, how does nature contribute to the creation of an American scholar? Provide some quotations with page numbers to support your understanding of
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Unformatted text preview: Emerson’s point of view. (Be ready in class to compare Emerson’s view of nature with Bradford’s, Rowlandson’s, de Vaca’s, Jefferson’s, and Cooper’s.) 4. How do books and libraries contribute to creating the American scholar? Provide some quotations with page numbers to support your understanding of Emerson’s point of view. 5. In a single word or a phrase, identify the third important influence upon the creation of an American scholar. Provide quotations with page numbers to support your understanding of Emerson’s point of view....
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