What are some examples of analogies that Ralph Waldo Emerson uses in his essay "Education"?
This is an essay in which Emerson presents his typically Transcendentalist views on education, arguing against the traditional education system and broadening the term in our thinking to encompass the role that nature and life have as educating forces in our lives. Consider the following quote which contains an analogy which is then developed by Emerson:
The household is a school of power. There, within the door, learn the tragicomedy of human life. Here is the sincere thing, the wondrous composition for which day and night go round. In that routine are the sacred relations, the passions that bind and sever. Here is poverty and all the wisdom its hated necessities...
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