January 18, 2015
From Education Questions
1. What does Emerson mean when he says, “Nature loves analogies, but not repetition,”?
Analogies is a connection between two contents. The natural learning process loves when you can connect two pieces together opposed to keep going over the same things just to make it stick
2. Why is the relationship between “Genius and Drill”, as Emerson explains it, paradoxical?
Emerson believes the relationship is paradoxical because they are asking for it to be kept natural but at the same time not to. “to keep his naturel, but stop off his uproar, fooling and horse playing;” In a boys ordinary world, horseplaying and being foolish is natural. It leads him to discover new things.
3. Paragraph 4 is taken up almost entirely by an extended example. What is Emerson purpose in developing this long explanation? By Emerson giving off this extensive example, it shows the importance it means. If he was to only explain it commonly, we would not see the importance it holds. The reader attention is drawn and kept to think about a certain issue that Emerson finds to be important.
4. Identify at least 5 examples of figurative language that Emerson uses to advance his argument, and explain their effect. In responding, consider the following line from paragraph 11: “Alas for the cripple Practice when it seeks to come up with the bird Theory, which flies before it.”
The Bird theory is from the ground up. The Bird is nurtured and cared for until it is time to push them to make them fly. Once they begin to fly, they find their own.
5. What exactly is the “natural method” to which Emerson refers(para.8)? “The boy wishes to learn to skate, to coast, to catch a fish in the brook, to hit a mark with a snowball or a stone” These are all things the boy must learn to do on ...
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