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Lecture 10

ENGL 303 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Empirical Evidence, American Exceptionalism, Transcendentalism

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ENGL 303

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Thursday, October 26, 2017
English 303 W6D2 Lecture 10
Ralph Waldo Emerson !
unitarianism !
self-reliance !
anti-institutionalism !
breaking from past-traditions !
transcendentalism !
-transcends the limit of sense experience !
-Influences !
nature should be the first influencer !
the past through books!
action !
-new age of revolution !
American exceptionalism !
Comparing and Contrasting Lyrical Ballad and American Scholar!
-similarities !
both see physical nature as a source of inspiration !
both elevate the common man and everyman occurrence as proper subject of
inspiration !
poetic composition based on recollecting spontaneous thoughts and feelings !
-Dierences !
Wordsworth prioritizes feelings/emotions while Emerson prioritizes thoughts !
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