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The essay “Self-Reliance” consists of many entries that include journal entries and lectures delivered by Emerson. There is no formal thesis statement or well-organized paragraphs. The essay lacks a formal structure. The essay is divided into three sections: the importance of self-reliance, self-reliance and the individual, and self-reliance and society. The essay discusses self-reliance as a virtue and compares it with different modes of agreement.
"Let us reject this decree," said the princes. "In matters of conscience the majority has no power." To protect liberty of conscience is the duty of the state, and this is the limit of its authority in matters of religion. Every secular government that attempts to regulate or enforce religious observances by civil authority is sacrificing the very principle for which many people so nobly struggled. The principles contained in this celebrated Protest … constitute the very essence of true liberty. Now the Protest opposes two abuses of man in matters of faith: the first is the intrusion of the civil magistrate, and the second the arbitrary authority of [religion]. Instead of these abuses, the Protest sets the power of conscience above the magistrate, and the authority of the word of God above the visible church. In the first place, it rejects the civil power in divine things ... The protesters had moreover affirmed their right to utter freely their convictions of truth. They … denied the right of priest or magistrate to interfere and it was an assertion of the right of all men to worship according to the dictates of their own consciences.
“The Call of the Wild” was first published in 1903 in the Saturday Evening Post. Macmillan Publishers published it in the same year. The “Call of the Wild” is set during the Klondike Gold Rush in Canada elaborately shows the readers the painful, powerful, experiences of Buck. The story takes place in the extreme climatic conditions at Yukon. The events in the life of Buck that transforms him into a powerful leader are told interestingly.
In her stories, Kate Chopin portrays women who wish to enjoy spiritual and sexual freedom. Most of the women writers who lived during 19th century were mainly interested in improving the social conditions of women. However, Kate Chopin searched for an understanding of personal freedom that questioned traditional expectations of both men and women. The characters in her stories are mostly inhabitants of Louisiana. Many of her stories are set in Natchitoches in north central Louisiana.
The entire plot of “The Metamorphosis” revolves around an instance of absurdity. Gregor Samsa wakes up one day to find himself transformed into a big bug. This sudden transformation keeps his family and his employer at a loss. When the family finds alternate ways to support their financial requirements, they start to neglect him. Gregor realizes that he has become a burden to the family. He decides to come out of his isolation and regain the love of his family.
John D. Wightman creates a universe of mirrors in his continuing poetic sequence Coincides Yon Latrine, though not mirrors as reflections so much as translations, with one part of a middle-justified poem responding to one or more other center-justified parts, prey to the same invisible gravity. There is no set procedure—this is an artist's logbook and follows the caprices of the days—but one half usually involves modified translations of writing by Wightman’s poetic and philosophical predecessors (Baudelaire, Horace, Jammu and St. Augustine among others), and the other half is a response which can take on any number of forms of address, including the minimal Creeley-esque lyric, the Longport stew, or, most distinctly, the spontaneously spiritual or religious affirmation, making him sound often like a latter-day Henry Vaughn or, with his prolixity, John Clare.
What is concrete poetry? Concrete poems are objects composed of words, letters, colors, and typefaces, in which graphic space plays a central role in both design and meaning. Concrete poets experimented boldly with language, incorporating visual, verbal, kinetic, and sonic elements. Verse that emphasizes nonlinguistic elements in its meaning, such as a typeface that creates a visual image of the topic.