Ralph Waldo Emerson

Overview

This critical analysis identifies the different rhetorical strategies and techniques that Emerson used first as a traditional New England preacher and then as he became a widely renowned public lecturer. Ten texts illustrating his different kinds of speeches on a wide array of subjects, such as prayer, manners, eloquence, the American scholar, the genuine man, and the fugitive slave law, accompany the analysis. A speech chronology and bibliography pointing to important primary and secondary materials further ...

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Overview

This critical analysis identifies the different rhetorical strategies and techniques that Emerson used first as a traditional New England preacher and then as he became a widely renowned public lecturer. Ten texts illustrating his different kinds of speeches on a wide array of subjects, such as prayer, manners, eloquence, the American scholar, the genuine man, and the fugitive slave law, accompany the analysis. A speech chronology and bibliography pointing to important primary and secondary materials further enrich this Great American Orators reference tool for students, scholars, and professionals in rhetoric, history, and American studies.

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A critical analysis of Emerson (1803-82) as an orator, and a collection of 10 speeches and sermons. Insists that the mature lecturer he has become in modern thought cannot be understood without recognizing that he was first a preacher, and that his sermons must be considered in their own right rather than merely as practice for his other speeches. Also challenges the notion that he was not a very polished speaker by noting his popularity and reputation while alive and the political biases of his critics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313263286
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/24/1995
  • Series: Great American Orators Series, #21
  • Pages: 218
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

LLOYD ROHLER, Associate Professor of Speech Communication, University of North Carolina, has written at length about American orators and oratory.

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Table of Contents

Series Foreword
Foreword
Preface
Pt. I Critical Analysis
1 Self-Reliant Man 3
2 Preacher 9
3 "The Rising Sun" 23
4 From "The American Scholar" to "The Young American" 45
5 Occasional Addresses: Ceremonial and Political Speaking 55
6 Conclusion: Emerson's Achievement 63
Pt. II Collected Speeches
Pray Without Ceasing 75
Summer 83
The Genuine Man 89
Manners 97
Eloquence 107
"The American Scholar" 123
"The Young American" 139
Robert Burns 157
Speech to the Manchester Athenaeum 161
The Fugitive Slave Law 165
Chronology of Major Speeches 177
Selected Bibliography 187
Index 193
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