nature in emerson

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Analogy of Nature Ralph Waldo Emerson explores the intricate tie amongst nature, man, and language. His function is to define reason and understanding through nature. Emerson uses the analogy between mans life and the transformation he finds through his soul. He changes the idea of logic and reason, but its meaning remains similar. He draws on images of flowing events and metaphorical illustrations. Nature represents all essences untouched by man. He changes previous ways of …

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…the beauty of the world. Nature is nonconforming, its own microcosm, and "faithfully renders the likeness of the world." Emerson transcends himself above society, into a world of understanding. He changes mans way of thinking. Previously, authors such as Edwards portray nature and God as innately evil. Here nature is a mystical experience of the natural world. Through reason, understanding, and faith, we discover the "Unity of Nature-the Unity of Variety, which meets us everywhere."