Donovan's Transcendental Beliefs

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Donovan’s transcendental beliefs are shown in the authors Emerson, Thoreau, and Krakauer. All of the author's short stories show transcendental similarities to the Donovan’s poem. In Emerson’s short story “Self Reliance” he shows similarities of transcendentalism. In Donovan’s poem “it’s all on me….” shows the elements of transcendentalism from “Self Reliance”. For example, the quote “ The power which resides in him is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he know until he tried”. The quote means that it is up to man to try and know what he can do. However, the quote “it’s all on me” relates to this because whatever man does is on him and is up to him. Thoreau’s short story From Walden shows

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