Fate is a part f us and we can't change that, but sometimes we can change our fate. Emerson is able to use clever, yet complex paradoxical logic in order to present his philosophy in poetic terms. All of Emerson's poems clearly show his transcendentalist views and love of nature. Then he is apprised, with wonder, what herds of daemons hem him in. A rhyme in one of our sonnets should not be less pleasing than the iterated nodes of a sea-shell, or the resembling difference of a group of flowers. Certain priests, whom he describes as conversing very learnedly together, appeared to the children, who were at some distance, like dead horses: and many the like misappearances. What we call nature, is a certain self-regulated motion, or change; and nature does all things by her own hands, and does not leave another to baptize her, but baptizes herself; and this through the metamorphosis again.
In the old mythology, mythologists observe, defects are ascribed to divine natures, as lameness to Vulcan, blindness to Cupid, and the like, to signify exuberances. The Universe is the externization of the soul. In this essay, Emerson speaks about what a true poet is and how a true poet is able to express the thoughts and puts the words, what many people cannot do. Art is the path of the creator to his work. What drops of all the sea of our science are baled up! In the last stanza, Emerson calls upon the reader to do something. Interestingly enough, 3 of his 5 brothers were named after various presidents, Andrew J Whitman, Thomas J Whitman and George W Whitman.
Verdict which accumulates From lengthening scroll of human fates, Voice of earth to earth returned, Prayers of saints that inly burned,-- Saying, What is excellent, As God lives, is permanent; Hearts are dust, hearts' loves remain; Heart's love will meet thee again. Stanza 4 My angel- his name is Freedom, Choose him to be your king; He shall cut pathways east and west And fend you with his wing. Wilt thou not ope thy heart to know What rainbows teach, and sunsets show? Either of these, or of a myriad more, are equally good to the person to whom they are significant. It is named after Brahma, the Hindu god of creation. What though the pains and joys Whereof it spoke were toys Fitting his age and ken, Yet fairest dames and bearded men, Who heard the sweet request, So gentle, wise and grave, Bended with joy to his behest And let the world's affairs go by, A while to share his cordial game, Or mend his wicker wagon-frame, Still plotting how their hungry ear That winsome voice again might hear; For his lips could well pronounce Words that were persuasions. Why should the vest on him allure Which I could not on me endure? Helps him state that this is about him and he does not care that he is different from society. Levertov chooses to reminisce about the beautiful moments of the ended relationship and Yeats creates an anonymous speaker that requests of a former lover to remember her youth and his love for her, creating a surreal sense of mystery that only reveals some shadows of his own past love life.
The poet also resigns himself to his mood, and that thought which agitated him is expressed, but alter idem in a manner totally new. Doubt not, O poet, but persist. Emerson through Brahma is trying to convey the same message. The metamorphosis excites in the beholder an emotion of joy. The noise which, at a distance, appeared like gnashing and thumping, on coming nearer was found to be the voice of disputants. Wherever the life is, that bursts into appearance around it.
Many of the lines of this poem contradicts these ideas, and suggest that Emerson was writing these lines to a people who believed in the God of the Bible, and played off of that to earn their agreement in his call for Freedom and equality. Theologians think it a pretty air-castle to talk of the spiritual meaning of a ship or a cloud, of a city or a contract, but they prefer to come again to the solid ground of historical evidence; and even the poets are contented with a civil and conformed manner of living, and to write poems from the fancy, at a safe distance from their own experience. The throbbing sea, the quaking earth,Yield sympathy and signs of mirth;Is none so high, so mean is none,But feels and seals this union. Thought makes every thing fit for use. Or how the sacred pine tree adds To her old leaves new myriads? The imagery used in this poem is partly based on the 'Vishnu Purana' to which Emerson frequently refers in his journals. Emerson and the Orphic Poet in America.
Emerson is able to use clever, yet complex paradoxical logic in order to present his philosophy in poetic terms. Influenced by such schools of thought as English romanticism, Neoplatonism, and Hindu philosophy, Emerson is noted for his skill in presenting his ideas eloquently and in poetic language. That spirit which suffices quiet hearts, which seems to come forth to such from every dry knoll of sere grass, from every pinestump, and half-imbedded stone, on which the dull March sun shines, comes forth to the poor and hungry, and such as are of simple taste. I tumble down again soon into my old nooks, and lead the life of exaggerations as before, and have lost my faith in the possibility of any guide who can lead me thither where I would be. They would not name a king. As the American Civil War raged on, the South held on to their idea of their right to their own way of life.
At this point, it is important to note that the Old Testament states that God did not ever intend for Israel to have a king. This is also biblical language, and is clearly said in defense of the slaves and as a rebuke to former slave owners everywhere. We hear, through all the varied music, the ground-tone of conventional life. O what a loadOf care and toilBy lying Use bestowed,From his shoulders falls, who seesThe true astronomy,The period of peace! Fate can be a dangerous thing. The poet, by an ulterior intellectual perception, gives them a power which makes their old use forgotten, and puts eyes, and a tongue into every dumb and inanimate object.
Stanza 17 To-day unbind the captive, So only are ye unbound; Lift up a people from the dust, Trump of their rescue, sound! The painter, the sculptor, the composer, the epic rhapsodist, the orator, all partake one desire, namely, to express themselves symmetrically and abundantly, not dwarfishly and fragmentarily. Brahma is also aware that human beings are competing to get him. To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty; To find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived; This is to have succeeded. Why should not the symmetry and truth that modulate these, glide into our spirits, and we participate the invention of nature? She uses an imaginary metaphor to describe why hope is the thing with feathers. O child of paradise, Boy who made dear his father's home, In whose deep eyes Men read the welfare of the times to come, I am too much bereft. Thus, when it comes down to it, the universe is built through harmony and not counteracting forces such as good and evil. This quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson on his own views on modern thinking shows how he pities those who rely on others ideas.
It is not superficial qualities. Emerson, along with other great men, helped to mold what Transcendentalism was and what it was to become. In the next section, Emerson says that, by using the imagination ideas, a poet could bring in an inner reality and make look a poem for real, even though the poem may not be realistic. Though thou loved her as thyself, As a self of purer clay, Though her parting dims the day, Stealing grace from all alive; Heartily know, When half-gods go, The gods arrive. Every word was once a poem. This is proven as he states that shadow and sunlight are the same as are shame and fame.