1800’s- 1860’s The Transcendentalism Period. Created by, Nikki Clewis, Olivia Cunningham and Tommy Hughey. Historical Background. Transcendentalist writers flourished in the 1830’s to 1840’s
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n., v., & adj. n. 1. the natural agent (electromagnetic radiation of wavelength between about 390 and 740 mm) that stimulates sight and makes things visible. 2. the medium or condition of the space in which this is present. 3. an appearance of brightness (saw a distant light). 4. a a source of light, e.g. the sun, or a lamp, fire, etc. b (in pl.) illuminations. 5. (often in pl.) a traffic-light (went through a red light; stop at the lights). 6. a the amount or quality of illumination in a place (bad light stopped play). b one's fair or usual share of this (you are standing in my light). 7. a a flame or spark serving to ignite (struck a light). b a device producing this (have you got a light?). 8. the aspect in which a thing is regarded or considered (appeared in a new light). 9. a mental illumination; elucidation, enlightenment. b hope, happiness; a happy outcome. c spiritual illumination by divine truth. 10. vivacity, enthusiasm, or inspiration visible in a person's face, esp. in the eyes. 11. (in pl.) a person's mental powers or ability (according to one's lights). 12. an eminent person (a leading light). 13. a the bright part of a thing; a highlight. b the bright parts of a picture etc. esp. suggesting illumination (light and shade). 14. a a window or opening in a wall to let light in. b the perpendicular division of a mullioned window. c a pane of glass esp. in the side or roof of a greenhouse. 15. (in a crossword etc.) each of the items filling a space and to be deduced from the clues. 16. Law the light falling on windows, the obstruction of which by a neighbour is illegal. v. (past lit; past part. lit or (attrib.) lighted) 1. tr. & intr. set burning or begin to burn; ignite. 2. tr. provide with light or lighting. 3. tr. show (a person) the way or surroundings with a light. 4. intr. (usu. foll. by up) (of the face or eyes) brighten with animation. adj. 1. well provided with light; not dark. 2. (of a colour) pale (light blue; a light-blue ribbon). bring (or come) to light reveal or be revealed. festival of lights 1. = HANUKKAH. 2. = DIWALI. in a good (or bad) light giving a favourable (or unfavourable) impression. in the light of having regard to; drawing information from. light-bulb a glass bulb containing an inert gas and a metal filament, providing light when an electric current is passed through. lighting-up time the time during or after which vehicles on the road must show the prescribed lights. light meter an instrument for measuring the intensity of the light, esp. to show the correct photographic exposure. light of day 1. daylight, sunlight. 2. general notice; public attention. light of one's life usu. joc. a much-loved person. light-pen (or -gun) 1. a penlike or gunlike photosensitive device held to the screen of a computer terminal for passing information on to it. 2. a light-emitting device used for reading bar-codes. light show a display of changing coloured lights for entertainment. light up 1. colloq. begin to smoke a cigarette etc. 2. switch on lights or lighting; illuminate a scene. light-year 1. Astron. the distance light travels in one year, nearly 6. million million miles. 2. (in pl.) colloq. a long distance or great amount. lit up colloq. drunk. out like a light deeply asleep or unconscious. throw (or shed) light on help to explain. lightish adj. lightless adj. lightness n. [OE leoht, liht, lihtan f. Gmc]
- “The stillness in the room
Was like the stillness in the Air-”
1.a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance
- “Announced by all the trumpets of the sky”
The practice of representing things by means of symbols or of attributing symbolic meanings or significance to objects, events, or relationships.
-“We set a votive stone”
1.a specified or stated manner of consideration or appraisal; standpointWhitman, Walt. Song of Myself. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Prentice hall, 2004.
- “I celebrate myself and sing myself”
1.the formation of mental images, figures, or likenesses of things, or of such images collectivelyWhitman, Walt. from Song of Myself. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Prentice hall, 2004.
- “The clear light plays on the brown gray and green intertwined
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Henry David Thoreau
came back, he started his writing career.
Waldo Emerson’s house became interested in his Transcendentalist beliefs. He dedicated his life to writing about them.
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