What rhetorical strategies does Ralph Waldo Emerson employ in chapter 1, "Nature," of his work entitled Nature? Please be specific.

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Emerson uses a fair amount of figurative language, rhetorical devices which make his writing all the more interesting and vivid and help him to make his argument better by keeping his audience more engaged. He personifies the stars, example, describing them as "envoys of beauty" which "light the universe with their admonishing smile." The bring their beauty out to us, then, purposely and intentionally, and they smile at us while they gently scold us for taking them for granted.

Emerson also uses metonymy when he says that "few adult persons can see nature. Most persons do not see the sun." This is an incredibly attention-getting use of figurative language because, we think, of course we can see nature! But Emerson does not literally mean that adults cannot or do not see nature or the sun but, rather, that most of us do not really take the time to appreciate nature or the sun, to recognize them for the sources of beauty and inspiration that they can be in our lives. Metonymy is the...

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