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1 September 18, 2014

2  Create your own personal motto. To get started, consider the traits or resources that helped you solve a difficult problem, or the best advice you have ever given a friend. Use your answers to develop a personal motto that is short and to the point.

3  An intellectual movement that emphasized the dignity of the individual and advocated a simple, mindful life.  Transcendentalists wanted to transcend-or go beyond- the limitations of the senses and everyday experience.

4  “transcendent forms” of truth exist beyond reason and experience; every individual is capable of discovering this truth on his or her own, through intuition. A  A conviction that people are inherently good and should follow their own beliefs, however controversial they may be.  A belief that humankind, nature, and God are all interconnected. conviction that people are

5  Aphorism: a brief statement, usually one sentence long, that expresses a general principle or truth about life.  “Trust thyself; every heart vibrates to that iron string.”  The nicest thing about the future is that is always starts tomorrow.

6  Ralph Waldo Emerson Entered Harvard when he was only 14 Was named class poet at Harvard- but only after seven other students had refused the honor Published Nature, one of his most famous works, anonymously

7  1. What elements of transcendentalism are reflected in the painting?  2. Re-read lines 1-11. Based on these lines, what inferences can you make about the theme of this selection?  3. Transcendentalists believed in disregarding external authority in favor of one’s own experiences and intuition. What is implied by the word sacred in line 21?  4. According to Emerson in lines 24-31, why is it so hard to follow his ideal of nonconformity?

8  1. Which aspect of transcendentalism thought is reflected in lines 12-19? Explain your answer.  2. Emerson says that, “nature always wears the colors of the spirit.” What mood does this painting convey? Describe the elements of the painting that establish this mood.

9  “Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.” (line 6)  “Whoso would be a man, must be a nonconformist.” (line 12)  “Nothing is at the last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.” (line 14)  “What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think.” (line 24)  “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds...” (line 40)  “To be great is to be misunderstood.” (line 48)

10  Aversion-A strong dislike  Decorum-Good taste in conduct or appearance  Exhilaration-A feeling of high spirits or lively joy  Importune- To ask urgently or repeatedly; to annoy; to annoy or trouble  Nonconformist- One who does not follow generally accepted beliefs, customs, or practices  Occult-Secret or hidden from view


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