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Weather and Poetry: Ralph Waldo Emerson

by Rachel Black       on December 9th 2020

Welcome to the next instalment of Weather and Poetry, where we explore poets who touch on weather in their works. This week we are looking at American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) was an American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, most recognizably, a poet. He led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. This movement believed in the inherent goodness of people and nature. It comes to no surprise then that the subjects of some of his essays and other writings were about the relationship between the soul and the surrounding world!

Today we will be looking at three of his poems, all of which speak about weather phenomena.

Check out the following to learn more about Ralph Waldo Emerson:

Now onto the poems!


The Snow Storm

The River

Song of Nature

Be sure to keep a lookout for the next Weather and Poetry instalment and if you have any suggestions let us know!