- How does Emerson's diction, syntax, and tone reinforce his main idea?
- Emerson writes, "Every heart vibrates to that iron string." How does his use of figurative language illustrate his theme?
- According to Emerson's logic, how might a "brute" or an infant qualify as a genius?
- (EXTRA CREDIT) Explain Emerson's purpose in beginning with, "Ne te quaesiveris extra."
- (EXTRA CREDIT) Here in 2016, how do you see Emerson's points that youth has force and seniors are becoming unnecessary?
Journal Topic: please reflect on your writing today. What went well in the preparation and execution? What can you improve?