January 28th, 2008

Emerson had a similar views and thought of nature as that of Thoreau.  The difference is in the way they present these ideas.  Emerson draws on history to describe nature more than Thoreau.  Emerson utilizes metaphors with direct references.  To me, Emerson had somewhat of a bigger vocabulary, which made it hard to follow and a little boring.  Thoreau was more accessible in the way he used his words.  It was more interesting to read than Emerson.  His views were more on the thoughtful side.  Emerson’s view on solitude is that even if you are alone and in private, there is still nature around you (in the forests, in the sky, etc.), so you can never be completely in solitude.

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