•Develop personal insights when reading literary works.

•Develop personal insights when reading literary works.

•Discuss the literary techniques of narration, theme, tone, style, setting, and imagery.

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Important note: In individual work, express your own ideas and do not use outside sources. Using outside sources can lower your scores, and often they can lead to plagiarism.

Emerson has a style of writing that can be difficult for some students, and his essays often contain numerous references to historical figures, philosophers, poets, and religious leaders.
1.After reading the essay, select two passages that interest or inspire you.
2.Write an essay of 250 words (one page, double-spaced) in response to Emerson’s essay, “Self-Reliance.”

Important:  Your paper must have a well developed introduction, body, and conclusion.
•Select one or two significant quotes from the essay, and offer your thoughts and insights about them. Attempt to personalize the quotes by relating them to your own life and experience.
•Include brief comments in your essay about Emerson’s style of writing, tone, or imagery. There is no “right” or “wrong” answer for this assignment, but offer examples from the reading to support your ideas.