Emerson Allusion

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reconnect with nature. He says "I became a transparent eyeball; I am nothing." When Emerson use this metaphor he means that before he connected with nature he that he knew everything. He also thought he was everything. But, now that he has connected with nature he realizes that he doesn't know everything nor is he everything. Nature is infact everything. This reflects Emersons earlier thoughts on the asymmetrical exchange between man and nature. Another literary device Ralph Waldo Emerson uses is allusions. One allusion he states is "within these plantations of God, a decorum and sanctity reign, a perennial festival is dressed, and the guest sees not how he should tire of them in a thousand years." When Emerson alludes nature to "God" he is impying that nature is something to believe in and that nature gives man hope and postivity in his life much like God gives Christians the same feelings. When Emerson refers to man as a "guest" of nature he is suggesting that a man will never have a permanent spot in nature. A…show more content…
He compares the two forces when he states "in the tranquil landscape, and especially in the distant line of the horizon, man beholds somewhat as beautiful as his own nature." In this comparison he is still displaying the unbalanced relationship between man and nature however, he is stating that the relationship can be more equal if a man can learn to appericate nature amd its beauty. Ralph Waldo Emerson contrast the two forces when he declares "the flowers, the animals, the mountains, reflected the wisdom of his best hour, as much as they had delighted the simlicity of his childhood." He continues on saying "to speak truly, few adult persons can see nature." What the author means by this is that a man does not realise all that nature gives to him. Therefore, he does not appericate nature which causes off-balance link between the
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