An Essay On Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Ralph Waldo Emerson Brendan Molden Mr. Blackmore English 11 15 May 2014 Ralph Waldo Emerson once said "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." (Brainy Quote). Emerson was one of the greatest poets of all time. Ralph Waldo Emerson is considered an important poet because of his themes of Transcendentalism. "Self-Reliance", "The Problem" and "Hymn" were some of Emerson's great works on Transcendentalism. Emerson was born in Boston, Massachusetts on May 25, 1803. His parents were Ruth Haskins and William Emerson. When Emerson was a you boy at the age of 7 his dad died from stomach cancer. Emerson attended formal schooling at Boston Latin School in 1812 when he was 9. At the age of 14 he went to Harvard College and he was the messenger as a freshmen. Midway during his junior year Emerson started a journal called "Wide World" which was consisted as all the names of the books he read. Also during his junior year in college he would work for his uncle as an occasional teacher in Waltham, Massachusetts. After graduating fr...
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