Henry David Thoreau

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Early life

Henry David Thoreau was born on July 12, 1817, in Concord Massachusetts. Henry was a transcendentalist, philosopher, journalist, and a poet. He began to write nature poetry in the 1840's with poet Ralph Waldo Emerson. Henry has 3 siblings, John, Helen and Sophia.

Transcendentalism

Nature poetry

Henry David Thoreau became a transcendentalist in his younger life and later on in his life he became a poet. He was involved the the 19th century American Transcendentalism movement. He wrote "nature poetry" and what he thought about nature from a very young age. He says he has many reasons to believe that nature comes before man. One of his famous quotes about transcendentalism is "The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it" The meaning of this quote means the worth of nature has a greater value than human do. Besides poetry Henry also wrote a book called “Walden". Henry as well his friend Ralph stood in the transcendentalism movement.

Henrys death

Henry died on May 6, 1862, in Concord Massachusetts, at the age of 44 , and of "Tuberculosis".