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Transcendentalists were interested in the human spirit
An exploration of nature helped people understand universal truths.
There is a spiritual relationship between humanity and nature.Individualism.
Emerson takes the view that nature can inspire the human spirit.
The central idea of Self-Reliance is the individualism, the need of each person of avoiding conformity and false consistency,and following his or her own instincts and ideas.
Emerson's romanticism is most clearly displayed in his reliance on emotional truth, the tendency toward primitivism, an interest in nature and thenatural world, and the idea of individualism.
Emerson means that nature mirrors an individual’s moods.
In "Because I could not stop for Death," Emily Dickinson uses imagery to show the reader herdepiction of death coming to retrieve her in a carriage and her ride to her tomb. Effective use of images:
"We paused before a house that seemed
A swelling of the ground;
The roof was scarcelyvisible,
The cornice but a mound." 
This is to describe her tomb. Also we can note the progress of life: the children playing at recess, then the grain growing in the fields (which may symbolizeadulthood) and finally the setting sun (death).
The central message of “My Life Closed Twice Before Its Close” is a poignant description of the great tragedy of human life, because being human impliessuffering loss. (The speaker is telling us of the losses she has suffered, so painful that they were worse than death itself.
In “There’s a certain slant of light” Dickinson describes the feeling producedon cold “winter afternoons.” She says it “oppresses, like the Heft of Cathedral Tunes” and causes “Heavenly Hurt”, yet it does not scare for it is neither exterior nor permanent. This only leaves itto be an internal feeling, and according to Dickinson; that is where all the “Meanings” lie. There’s no way for this feeling to be explained, all that is known is that it is the “Seal Despair”, and...
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