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What is the role of poet according to emerson with reference to essay, ''poet", discuss. what are the functions of a true poet addvocated by emerson?

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The poet, according to Emerson, has to be just about everything. 

He has to be a seer into the soul of man, he must be an interpreter and a prophet.

 I know not how it is that we need an interpreter; but the great majority of men seem to be minors, who have not yet come into possession of their own, or mutes, who cannot report the conversation they have had with nature. 

Mankind may see things about them in their world, but so...

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