The Creative Art Form Of Poetry

1131 WordsDec 5, 20155 Pages
For my final project, I chose to do it on a creative art form. I chose to complete my project using the creative art form of poetry. In my PowerPoint, I included an untitled poem written about the war on terrorism, inspired by writer Ralph Waldo Emerson and his poem The Humble Bee. As we face a world of the unknown, Emerson’s poem is one that stands out best as to how to face the world. Born in Massachusetts, Ralph Waldo Emerson was an essayist, lecturer, and a poet who lived during the 19th century. (Ralph Waldo Emerson )Emerson was a leader in the literary ideals of Transcendentalism. Transcendentalists were out of the box-thinkers, what some today would call radical. They were deeply in touch with with spirituality, but on an individual basis. “At the time of their meetings, New England was still holding on to a remnant of Puritanical values. There was a sense that organized religion had authority over one 's personal life and individual choices. For the Transcendentalists, this was a big no-no!” (Redd) Those who were true Transcendentalists, did not believe in conforming and meeting the expectations that society had asked of them. They also believed in the idea of having a universal soul. Emerson explained that the universal soul was within man is the soul of the whole; the wise silence; the universal beauty; to which every part and particle is equally related; the eternal ONE. ' (Redd) What Emerson meant by this was that all of the knowledge that one could imagine
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