problem: Compare and contrast the Emerson’s poem “The Snow-Storm” with Emily Dickinson’s poem “It Sifts from Leaden Sieves.” In what manners are their depictions of the snowstorms similar and dissimilar? How do the differences influence the mood of each piece?
problem: Select a poem from Whitman, and elucidate how it reveals Romantic thinking. Cite illustrations from the poem as your support.
problem: Re-read this quotation from near the end of “Walden Pond”:
Many a forenoon have I stolen away, preferring to spend therefore the most valued part of the day; for I was rich, if not in money, in sunny hours and summer days, and spent them lavishly; nor do I regret that I did not waste more of them in the workshop or the teacher’s desk.
Describe this quotation. Be sure to address the “wealth” Thoreau claims, his use of that wealth, and his observations of the workshop or school.