Flashcards in Unit 2, part 2--- emerson & thoreau Deck (45)
Which of these quotations from nature shows emerson's concept of the over-soul
I see all; the currents of the universal being circulate through me
The prose excerpts show that Emerson never abandoned his belief in
Unlimited human possibility
In nature, emerson writes, yet it is certain that the power to produce this delight does not reside in nature, but in man, or in a harmony of both." What philosophy does this statement support?
Emerson's romanticism is most clearly displayed in his
reliance on emotional truth
In self reliance, emerson writes that society "loves not realities and creators, but names and customs." Which of the following adjectives best reflects emerson's attitude in that statement?
In the excerpt from self-reliance," Emerson says, Trust ______ Every heart vibrates to that iron string
with which statement would you expect transcendentalists to agree?
There is a spiritual relationship between humanity and nature
Which statements about transcendentalism are accurate?
I, III, and IV only
Which of these quotations reflects a key idea of transcendentalism?
Nothing is at last sacred butu the integrity of your own mind
Which of these statements best characterizes the central idea in self-reliance?
Rely on your own instincts
In the excerpt from "walden," Thoreau states that one of his chief reasons for going to live in the woods was to
simplify his life thoroughly
This excerpt primarily is concerned with
a search for the essence of reality
Waldens closing image of the morning star leaves readers feeling
What does Thoreau mean in the following sentences?
He views thinking as an important part of his work
Which of these statements best reflects Thoreau's philosophy as expressed in walden
living a simple life close to nature lets a person concentrate on important things
The an who hears a "different drummer" is best described as a
What aspect of his philosophy does thoreau express in the following statement?
T/F Emerson was originally a puritan minister
T/F Emerson was the fountainhead of transcendentalism in american literature
T/F Emerson's works are very abstract and difficult to follow
T/F emerson was the first american author to call of independence of expression in american literature
T/F Emerson brought the idea of transcendentalism back to america from europe
T/F Transcendentalism believed in the goodness of man, the glory of nature, the importance of free individual expression and awareness of reality and truth reached through intuition rather than through reason or logic
T/F Unitarianism rejected original sin and determinism
T/F Transcendentalism was in opposition to rationalism which was all brain and no spirit
T/F Unitarians believe in the basic goodness and innate free will of the individual
T/F Unitarianism believed in a binary god
T/F Utopian communities were founded by the unitarians
T/F Transcendentalists believed that man could reach god by communing with statues