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New england renaissance

            The time period between 1840 and 1855 was known to a time of the Renaissance in New England. This period of time was bursting with different literatures that were done by Transcendentalists, Anti-Transcendentalists, and Fireside Poets. Many authors showed their philosophies and concerns of life, nature's relationship with the human behavior and spirit, along with its potential destructiveness, morals, or deliver to readers their dark vision of the world through their literature. Three significant authors that contributed a lot of meaning in their work would be Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and James Russell Lowell.
             Ralph Waldo Emerson was not only a Transcendental writer, but he led the Transcendentalist group during the Renaissance. In most of Emerson's work, one may be able to find that Emerson has a lot of interest in discussing the effect nature may have on people and that everything happens for a reason. In a little piece he wrote called "Nature", Emerson uses sensory details to discuss how nature effects him and his self being. In a poem called "The Rhodora", Emerson gives details of a flower and all the charm it has and how the beauty of it falls to the nature around. Emerson describes the beauty of the natural surroundings, pointing out that the "Power" that made such a beautiful piece was the same thing that built him, referring to God, having the rhodora release a charm that effects his spirit as well.
             Nathaniel Hawthorne was one of the writers, out of two, that was a part of the Anti-Transcendentalism movement. Unlike Emerson's work, Hawthorne describes his characters to have an appearance that would most likely isolate them from other people in a story and writes about gloomy deaths. In "The Minister's Black Veil", Hawthorne describes a main character named Mr. Parson Hooper, who is a priest, to have a gloomy and pale look with a black veil on that concealed all of his face but his chin.

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