All About Ralph! Learn about Ralph Waldo Emerson.

One of my favorite Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes.

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Hi my name is Gabi Taddeo, and I am a sixth grade student at Holman Middle School.

The purpose of my website is to inform others about the great works and life of the great author Ralph Waldo Emerson. I chose Ralph, because he is a inspiration to me and also his life is like a book of adventure.

Ralph Waldo Emerson in his middle ages.

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"Life Line" About Ralph

Ralph Waldo Emerson was born on  May 25, 1803 in Boston Massachusetts ,and grew up in Boston Massachusetts. His father died when he was eight years old,   and he had seven brothers, and a mother. In his early education, he attended  Boston Latin School, and then went to Harvard for college at the age of fourteen. After he graduated from college, he started a writing journal and began the long journey of becoming a writer. Later in 1823, he sailed off to Europe and met some of the greatest academic achievers of his time. When Emerson returned to America  he began to write more lecture and write more freely. Emerson soon died of Pneumonia on April 27, 1882, and was buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.  

Ralph's body peacefully rests at the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

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How Emerson's education made him a writer.

Ralph Waldo Emerson's education at Harvard did have quite an effect of him becoming a writer. At college Emerson's studies consisted of Latin, Greek, English, rhetoric, history, mathematics, and modern languages. Which as a result, had a great impact on his future as a writer. Also Ralph was in the Harvard's Pythologian Club, a literary club which also lead him to further study literature. Soon after Ralph had one an essay contest on Socrates, he graduated from Harvard in 1821. Ralph had also kept a journal until 1875 which helped him grow further into writing freely and less generally. And the impact of his journal were surprisingly the basis for his lectures, essays, and books.

An original photo of Ralph at Harvard.

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Emerson's writing style V.S. C.S. Lewis's writing styles.

When it comes to writing, there are so many types and styles, but I didn't want to just describe Emerson's writing, I wanted to view two authors, C.S. Lewis, and Ralph Waldo Emerson, and how their types of writing compare, and contrast. First off, C.S. Lewis tended to write more " outside of the box", however Ralph tended to write more freely. When it comes to the background, Ralph  used more of a general literary background to most of his pieces, but on the other hand, C.S. Lewis used a Christian background to most of his pieces. Now when it comes to literary usages and strengths, Emerson's was  strong vocabulary, where as Lewis used metaphors and similes. Now these men did have quite a few things in common, for example both men had certain messages and morals throughout their writing. Another thing they had in common was that they did use some of the same literary devices and not just the ones that they were the best at using. Also both of their pieces were quite unexpected and nothing like any other authors were able to portray. In conclusion, I'd have to say, both of these men have unique yet very well executed pieces of work.     

C.S. Lewis

Works sited:

"Ralph Waldo Emerson." National Endowment for the Humanities. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Dec. 2014.

"Thoreau, Emerson, and Transcendentalism Ralph Waldo Emerson Life and Background of Emerson." Life and Background of Emerson. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Jan. 2015.

"C.S. Lewis and the Language of Apologetics." Bethinking.org. N.p., 20 Dec. 2005. Web. 11 Jan. 2015.

Ralph Waldo Emerson." Britannica School. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2014. Web. 11 Dec. 2014. <http://school.eb.com/levels/middle/article/274172>.

"Ralph Waldo Emerson." Encyclopedia of World Biography. 2004, "Emerson, Ralph Waldo." UXL Encyclopedia of World Biography. 2003, "Emerson, Ralph Waldo." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th Ed.. 2014, John Bowker, and "Emerson, Ralph Waldo." World Encyclopedia. 2005. "Ralph Waldo Emerson." Encyclopedia.com. HighBeam Research, 01 Jan. 2004. Web. 18 Dec. 2014.

"Ralph Waldo Emerson." Ralph Waldo Emerson. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Dec. 2014.

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2 years ago
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I like the quote he made.

2 years ago
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Did you hear about him before this project, if so how?

2 years ago
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Well written, is he your favorite author?

2 years ago
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If you could guess how many book did he write?

2 years ago
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well organized

2 years ago
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This is a great website; it is very well-organized.

2 years ago
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@hcpstaylorag, I have heard about him before outside of class ; my father also know quite a bit about him too.

2 years ago
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@hcpsleei, 19 i believe not completly sure of it

2 years ago
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@terryel, yes along with C.S. Lewis

2 years ago
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I like the pictures you posted! What made you do Ralph Waldo Emerson? Does he inspire you in anyway? If so, how?