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Tn American Literature Romanticism came during the New England Literary movement called Transcendentalism Transcendentalism is a belief in spiritual truth beyond sense perception and material success It is said to be a theory that highlights the transcendent as the realistic reality In other words this is a philosophy asserting the superiority of the spiritual and transcendental over the material and experimental During the 1 9th century Transcendentalism was a react ion aginst scientific rationalism Transcendentalists were against material success and discarded any control except that of the individual conscience There are many qualities associi1cd with RomanticismAmerican Transcendentalism such as emotional appeal suhiective viewpoint and a love for external nature Other beliefs included private and subjective experiences the per ol human emotions and creativity and nature as a stimulus transtorming the individual aay Irom sclencesystemsreasoning The three poems The Slaves Dream by flenry Wadsorill I ngteII The Rhodora by Ralph Waldo Emerson and Alone by Ldgar Allan loe will he analved in relation to the power of human emotions and creativityI lenry Wadsworth Iongfellow was born on lebruary 27 1 807 in Port land Nia Inc I Ic as the most popular of the Fireside Poets Lie was educated at Port lind Acadcm iiiI IIIliIC athaniel hawthorne at I3owdoin College and then at flarvard niversit Aist he I5 the nl American to be given the honor of being placed in Poets orier in cstmintcr iblc illcr Iii death I ongfelk Tote the poem he Slaves Dream which shs man of the tranLcI1dcIIalist belici ouc ol-those beliel vas the power ofhuman emotions Ihi poem lecribc I IiIII- rkII1 sIae ith a bare chest in the rice liclds The bare chest shilizcs not only his beIng t lIe ht Ils him iting to be beaten hippcd and tormented O er and O er again by his ei1ei1y - the litc iiin flere I ngtLll is trying to illustrate ho the hite man asserts iIs pcr
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