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ERIC Number: EJ776419
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 23
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 71
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0994
"Habit of Heat:" Emerson, Belletristic Rhetoric, and the Role of the Imagination
Thompson, Roger
College English, v69 n3 p260-282 Jan 2007
In this article, the author argues that Emerson repudiated the formalism of nineteenth century belletristic, mechanistic, reason-centered, American rhetoric influenced by Hugh Blair. Instead Emerson promoted a rhetoric with imagination at its center, which calls for civic duty. (Contains 33 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A