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Emerson and Thoreau/Vivian Gornick

In the Emerson and Thoreau essay, the authors list and explain things that they believe in. The beliefs alternate between short and brief to long explanations of the belief. The writing is iconoclastic in nature, as many of the beliefs … Continue reading

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Fairytales and Everlasting Life

These essays were very different from last week’s articles. One that stuck out to me the most was Emerson’s essay. His style of writing was difficult to read, especially when reading late at night after work. Anyway, I kept reading, … Continue reading

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I found the Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau readings to be both difficult and rewarding. Each of the excerpts from their journals, though short, are not at first easy to comprehend, and most took me several times to … Continue reading

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