Justice to Emerson
- 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.
- 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.'
- `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...
- `What poems are many private lives': Emerson writing the American plutarch. Bosco, Ronald // Studies in the Literary Imagination;Spring94, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p103
Takes issue with the conclusion drawn by Edmund G. Berry that Ralph Waldo Emerson's biographies are variations on Plutarch's lives. Emerson as a Plutarchan-style biographer; Challenge of Plutarchan theory and practice; Merging of Plutarchan exemplar with determinants of individual greatness;...
- `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...