Google the term Transcendentalism and write it in your notebook in your own words. Then, read the excerpt from Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Nature" in your big red book. Select three quotes (or portions of quotes) which reflect this transcendental philosophy. For each quote, write 3 sentences.
A sentence on how the quote is representative of the Transcendental movement
A sentence on the quote's basic/surface meaning
A sentence on the quote's deeper meaning (this is where you peel the onion!)
Bring all of this to class on Wednesday. It will be your ticket into our discussion.