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    Amos Bronson Alcott

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    Amos Bronson Alcott Amos Bronson Alcott was a man of many talents and professions, including, but not limited to, educator, philosopher, conversationalist and poet. He was born on a farm near Wolcott, Connecticut, and formally educated only until he was 13, as his family did not have enough money to educate him any further. His dreams of attending Yale, therefore, died. However, he did continue teaching himself. And never really stopped reading and self-educating. Despite this, he never became

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    E.E. Cummings Edward Estlin Cummins was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on October 14, 1894 and died on September 3, 1962 in, New Hampshire. He was 67 and was buried at Forest hills Cemetery. He was married twice very briefly, his first wife was Elaine Orr, but their marriage started off as a love affair in 1918 while she was also married to Scofirled Thayer, one of Cummings friend from Harvard. During the course of their marriage Cummings wrote a lot of erotic poetry. During the affair they had

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    time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age ill bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success” (Alcott). The wise words of an All-American author who lived a boundless life. From journal and diary entries to novels, short stories, and poems Louisa Alcott had great success and published many books in her lifetime. Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania on November 29, 1832. Louisa wasn’t like every other girl in her time in fact she was nothing

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    Mankind has lost its place at the center of God’s universe. Now, when you watch the weather, or plants growing, or someone suddenly die, what you feel is obnoxious bafflement. In the past, you might have said God was responsible or the devil... Definitions of the universe based on speculation or on scriptural faith are no longer automatically accepted... You would have looked out on this vast and undefined universe in would’ve thought, as did the thinkers of that day, that we needed

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    told his class was unruly and should resort to corporal punishment more frequently. This caused Thoreau to quit the school because of his strict opposition to that type of reprimanding. Amos Bronson Alcott, a 19th century teacher, also frowns upon corporal punishment and looks up to Thoreau’s education values. Alcott, in Correspondence, writes, “[He] chooses to see education not simply a means, a preparation for something else, but as intrinsically valuable.” Despite his opposition to schooling, Thoreau

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    While Louisa May Alcott is most often identified as an author, she also was a dedicated daughter and sister, a Transcendentalist, and an inspiration. Part of the reason that Louisa May Alcott stands out is because of her interesting family, career, and medical history. Born on November 29, 1832 to Bronson Alcott and Abigail May in Germantown, Pennsylvania, Louisa May Alcott was brought up in an unconventional home. For most of her life, Alcott resided in Boston, Concord, and Harvard, Massachusetts

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    Louisa May Alcott and Her Work

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    Louisa May Alcott and Her Work Louisa May Alcott was a great writer of her time and is the perfect example of how mixed messages during the American Renaissance affected the lives of young women everywhere. In the book Little Women Louisa gives Marmee the appearance and attitudes of her own mother, Abba Alcott. Her mother once wrote women should assert their, "right to think, feel, and live individually·be something in yourself." In contrast, Louisaâs father, Bronson Alcott, felt

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    Transcendentalism Essay

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    American Culture and How It Reflects In Transcendentalism Transcendentalism was a movement that began in the 1830s through the writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. Transcendentalism has to do with self-reliance, nature and the connection among man, God, and nature. It tells someone to listen to oneself and go by one's own choices instead of what society tells one to do. Transcendental perspectives show the beauty in nature and all of what can come out of it. People today often

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    “My Kingdom” was a poem written by Louisa May Alcott in the mid-1800s. It illustrates her personal battles as well as resonating with an audience of modern day. The subject, theme, and meaning of this piece will be discussed in this essay, along with a brief biography of the author. Louisa May Alcott is an American poet born on November 29, 1832 in Germantown, Pennsylvania. Her education came from her father until she turned sixteen. In addition to her father’s academic guidance, she was taught by

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    Louisa May Alcott was born on November 29, 1832 in Germantown, Pennsylvania. Her parents were Bronson Alcott and Abigail May Alcott, and she had three sisters Anna, Elisabeth, and Abigail. Growing up, they were very poor. They went hungry often, and everybody had to contribute to doing different smalls jobs to earn a little bit of money. Louisa’s father was not very talented at many things, so he would go from job to job, moving them around to different homes often. He had even tried to start a school

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