Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson is now remembered as one of the most important transcendental writers. Some of his best-known works are “Nature” and “Self-Reliance”. His other writings spoke out prominently on slavery and national identity. Read more about Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Boston Hymn

Emerson composed ‘Boston Hymn’ in late 1862, just before the emancipation proclamation. Through this poem, Emerson warns Americans of their wrongs and gives them a chance to repent of all crimes against freedom.

Boston Hymn by Ralph Waldo Emerson Visual Representation

Concord Hymn

‘Concord Hymn’ by Ralph Waldo Emerson describes the spirit which inhabited the “embattled farmers” at the start of the Revolutionary War. 


The American transcendentalist poet, Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote this beautiful poem, ‘Hamatreya’. It explores the permanence of mother earth in comparison to the transience of human beings.

Teach me your mood, O patient stars!

‘Teach me your mood, O patient stars!’ by Ralph Waldo Emerson is a beautiful short poem about the nature of life and death. The speaker addresses the stars and discusses their “mood.”

Teach me your mood, O patient stars! by Ralph Waldo Emerson Visual Representation

The Mountain And The Squirrel

‘The Mountain and the Squirrel’ by Ralph Waldo Emerson speaks on the strengths and weaknesses of two quarrelling characters who are very different.

The Rhodora

‘The Rhodora’ by Ralph Waldo Emerson describes the power of a rhododendron flower and its ability to outshine and the improve all the elements around it. 

The River

‘The River’ is a transcendental poem written by the famous American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson. How the river helps the poet to meditate upon nature as a whole is the crux of the poem.


Within ‘Water,’ Emerson personifies the force, depicting it as having its own will and the ability to make choices for itself and for civilization.