Justice to Emerson
- Renaming the dark: Emerson's optimism and the abyss. Keating, AnnLouise // ATQ;Dec90, Vol. 4 Issue 4, p305
Focuses on Ralph Waldo Emerson's optimistic worldview. Distinction between Reason and Understanding; Conception of the Soul as the Abyss; Emphasis on the Affirmative principle.
- Consuming text: Transubstantiation and ingestion in the interpretation of Emerson. McMillin, T.S. // Criticism;Winter96, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p85
Argues that there is something to the way American readers have interpreted the writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson that bears the mark of consumption. Definition of consumption; Effects of consumption on reading; Transfigurative use of Emerson's writing; Internalizing the writer's divine presence.
- Emerson's compromised optimism in the `American Scholar': A source in the poetry. Habich, Robert D. // English Language Notes;Mar1990, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p40
Analyzes Ralph Waldo Emerson's `American Scholar' address of 1837. Potential dangers of solitary scholarship; Comparison of a passage with the poem `Philosopher.'
- Emerson's sound effects. Richardson, Joan // Raritan;Winter97, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p83
Examines Ralph Waldo Emerson's sensitivity to the sound of voice. Development of a principle of selection used to determine the fitness of elements of essays; Use of voice to affect audiences; Focus on the ills of society.
- `Somewhat comes of it all': The structure of Emerson's `Experience'. Norwood, Kyle // ATQ;Mar1995, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p21
Presents an analysis of Raph Waldo Emerson's essay `Experience.' Implications of the sequence of the seven sections of the essay; Author's argument that there is a progressive pattern among the seven sections; Congruency of the essay to Emerson's early writings.
- Weaving: Breathing: Thinking: The poetics of Emerson's Nature. Wilson, Eric // ATQ;Mar1996, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p5
Focuses on the poetics of Ralph Waldo Emerson's published essay `Nature.' Essay as answer to the question `To What End Is Nature?'; Examination of Emerson's tropes, puns, punctuation, diction, and etymologies.
- The rats in the wall: Animals in Emerson's `History'. O'Keefe, Richard R. // ATQ;Jun96, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p111
Examines the animal imagery in Ralph Waldo Emerson's essay `History.' Kinds of animals mentioned in the text; Appearance of the rat and the lizard in the penultimate paragraph; Fear of the encroachment of the animals upon the human; Prelude to the future evolutionary development of animals to...
- `Demonology': Emerson on dreams. O'Keefe, Richard R. // ATQ;Mar1994, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p5
Examines Ralph Waldo Emerson's essay on dreams entitled `Demonology'. Background information on the essay; Analysis of structure and rhetoric in the essay; Relationship of dreams and beasts: Analysis of the two quatrains that precede the essay; Comparison between the views of Emerson and...
- Young Emerson and the mantle of biography. Robertson, Susan L. // ATQ;Sep91, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p151
Discusses the method of Ralph Waldo Emerson in using biography and references to historical figures in his sermons in the 18th century. Value of the past in the transformation of the individual; Historical examples of greatness.