Emerson response

Emerson response - Christian Stork EN 270 Professor Petrino...

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Christian Stork EN 270 Professor Petrino March 10, 2008 Throughout Ralph Waldo Emerson’s works, the romantic relationship established  between the author and topic is evident through his style of writing; one that can only be  described as a spontaneous overflow of emotion. In  Nature , Emerson permeates the text with  rich visual description and attempts to create a passionate connection between the reader and  nature. He begins by illuminating to the reader that our age is totally retrospective. “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?”  It is here that Emerson lays out his platform for understanding the world. This platform, one  reliant on personal perspective, embodies the ideals of the Renaissance and Enlightenment. 
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course EN 270 taught by Professor Petrino during the Fall '07 term at Fairfield.

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