"Emily Dickinson, Emerson, and the Poet as Namer." 51 (1978), pp.

Bryan Hileman, VCUSome poems of Emily Dickinsonseem to be transcendental, yet not quite.

"Emerson's Influence on Two of ED's Poems." 41 (1981 Dec.), pp.

During the 1800’s, Transcendentalism blossoms with the help of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Emily Dickinson, they all express their beliefs through their writings which consists of self reliance, love of nature, and “Carpe Diem”....

"Emily Dickinson." Dictionary of World Biography: The 19th Century.

Milton’s break with consistent expectations is epitomized in his use of a Petrarchan sonnet in the poem "When I Consider How My Light Is Spent." Nonconformity and discontinuity in a man’s approach to life are the doctrines espoused by Emerson in his work "Self-Reliance," and Milton embodies an Emersonian outlook whi...

Bret In researching Transcendentalism such as Emily Dickinson and Christopher McCandless has shown me insight on a simpler lifestyle choice

This lifestyle choices has caused me to reevaluate my life in a new simplistic view Elizabeth After reading the novel Into the Wild, it has made me realize that we have to life by the moment because you never know what will happen.

emily dickinson | Transcendentalism

They were
- people who do not conform to a generally accepted pattern of thought or action.
For their time, the Transcendentalists were remarkably attuned to the needs and interests of non-white persons, namely Native Americans and African Americans.


Transcendentalists were quite
critical of conformity
, or forcing one's behavior to match
social expectations
or standards.


Her treatment of nature blends into all of her subjects.

Nature & Emily Dickinson
In 1850 Emily Dickinson received a collection of Poems by
Ralph Emerson
from her friend Benjamin Newton.

This collection included the poems "Give All to Love," "The Sphinx," "The Problem," "Merlin I" and "Merlin II," and "The Humblebee," all poems
whose style and subject seem to resonate in her poetry.
As a result of Emily Dickinson's life of solitude, she was able to
focus on her world
more sharply than other authors of her time.
In her poems she appears to search for the universal truths and investigate the circumstances of the
human condition: sense of life, immortality, God, faith, place of man in the universe.
The publication of Ralph Waldo Emerson's 1836 essay
is considered the moment at which transcendentalism became a
major cultural movement.
It explored Emerson's
admiration for the natural world
, a world he believed to be infused with the

Transcendentalism believes in the unlimited potential of human ability to
connect with both the natural and spiritual world.

Emily Dickinson poems - Transcendentalism

According to Roy Harvey Pearce, "
She is simply and starkly concerned with being herself and accommodating her view of the world to that concern.
Ironically, for wishing only to be herself and keeping her reclusiveness in mind, Dickinson was following a transcendental ideal;
being an original thinker rather than a follower.

In Emerson's footsteps Emily Dickinson saw
man's spirit to be manifested or symbolized in nature.
appears widely in her work — as a scene of great liveliness and beauty, as the embodiment of the actions of God and the shape of the human mind, and as an endless source of metaphors and symbols for all of her subjects.

Emily Dickinson and Transcendental Thought at …

Great Poets and authors published modern-yet-ancient ideological works describing the roots of this reformation, which based itself around the idea of a universal connection between all objects.