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The Apology Analysis



Author: poem of Ralph Waldo Emerson Type: poem Views: 11


Think me not unkind and rude,
That I walk alone in grove and glen;
I go to the god of the wood
To fetch his word to men.

Tax not my sloth that I
Fold my arms beside the brook;
Each cloud that floated in the sky
Writes a letter in my book.

Chide me not, laborious band,
For the idle flowers I brought;
Every aster in my hand
Goes home loaded with a thought.

There was never mystery,
But 'tis figured in the flowers,
Was never secret history,
But birds tell it in the bowers.

One harvest from thy field
Homeward brought the oxen strong;
A second crop thine acres yield,
Which I gather in a song.

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The meaning of laborious is hard working....this answer is dedicated to the person whose comment is to be the first in the list...

| Posted on 2012-10-29 | by a guest


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can someone tell me now plzz wat does the laborious band means plzzz nowww .ty :)

| Posted on 2012-09-13 | by a guest


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in the poem \'the apology\' the poet seeks apology from the people working hard in the fields.

| Posted on 2012-09-12 | by a guest


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The poem\'s title, The Apology, is really a tongue-in-cheek explanation of how the author\'s choice of lifestyle really doesn\'t need an apology at all. He utilizes irony throughout the poem. Actually, his lifestyle choice proves in many ways to be even better, more mystical and existential, than other callings due to the effects of such a lifestyle: philosophy, poetry, writing, music, etc. Such things are expressions of beauty and love itself... enduring harvests that are greater than other harvests! He thus defends how in essence, his lifestyle is actually the deeper, more meaningful choice.

| Posted on 2012-02-22 | by a guest


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| Posted on 2011-12-18 | by a guest


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I believe this is Emerson apoligizing for giving the neighbors daughter herpes...

| Posted on 2011-02-28 | by a guest


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This poem is an analysis of Plato\'s \"The Apology of Socrates\" and the speaker is Socrates himself, offering a basic defense for his choice of a leisurely occupation. But it was no easy feat, The Athenian court in response to Socrates ironic approach to defense, inevitably put Socrates to death.

| Posted on 2010-12-06 | by a guest


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does anyone know what meter this poem is written in?

| Posted on 2010-03-24 | by a guest


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This poem moves me deeply because I too spend much of my time alone with nature rather than with humanity. Like Emerson, I feel it brings me closer to a glimmer of understanding of God and all His wisdom, and I also feel closer to Him there and more in touch with the deeper meanings of our existence.

| Posted on 2009-09-08 | by a guest


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The man is sorry for his unusual actions, hence the name of the poem.
He apologizes for his antisocial behavior, spending most of his time by nature. This is due to the fact he is a transcendentalist. He also apologizes for his love of leisure. But other than that, I'm stumped.

| Posted on 2009-01-04 | by a guest




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