October 10, 2004

Style: Emmerson or Thoreau??

Although Emmerson and Thoreau write in different styles, they derive their writing from the same concepts. While Thoreau is more radical and to the point, he makes very clear statements about government and social expectation. Emmerson is much more poetic in his style. He refers to the spiritual side, and the moral side of human decision making.

Their points reflect one another, but whose style do you prefer? Thoreaus's to the point style, or Emmerson's poetic style and why?

Posted by JessicaZelenak at October 10, 2004 7:36 PM

Hey Jessica,
Well I personally like Thoreau because I like how dry his personality seems in some parts of his story. I think he is comical in a weird kind of way and also he has a reason for everything he does! you should look at my blog I wrote a long story about him! I got some inside information...lol....and it helped me understand Thoreau a lot more...Hope it helps you : )

Posted by: Gina at October 10, 2004 10:21 PM

I'm not a fan of Thoreau. I find him very self absorbed with all his "finding himself" peices. I'm a bigger fan of Emmerson and his poetic style, but I've always been that way. Thoreau to me, sounds pompus.. and talks of conformity as if it is a bad thing and then asks people to conform to his ideals, expecially in Walden.

I believe he condridicts himself too much to be taken seriously.

Posted by: Jessy at January 5, 2006 8:04 PM
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