AP Lit: Essay on Thoreau’s Walden and Emerson’s “Self-Reliance”

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Essay Writing Prompt: Draw a connection between the following two texts: Emerson’s “Self-Reliance” and Thoreau’s Walden.  How is “Self-Reliance” a guide to Thoreau’s personal and political choices at Walden Pond?  Do Thoreau and Emerson’s beliefs align?  Back up your argument with specific textual details, cited in MLA Format.  Include textual analysis and literary techniques that the authors use in their texts.

Essay Rough Draft due Friday, 3/21!