21 October 2018
Thesis Statement: Transcendentalism can be found in a lot of music. It can be found in any
song, by any artist, any type of genre, old and new songs. Transcendentalism has 3 main key
points, and they are confidence, self thought and nonconformity.
Body Paragraph 1: Transcendentalism is the ability of having knowledge about yourself and
the world around you that goes beyond your sight, hearing, taste, touch and feel. This knowledge
comes through intuition and imagination. Not as much through logic. Some key points would be
confidence, nonconformity, free thought etc. The first song is Wake Me Up by Avicii. This
song is a great example of how transcendentalism can be found and identified in music.
Transcendentalism can be found in this song by reading the lyrics “Feeling my way through the
darkness/ Guided by a beating heart/ I can’t tell where the journey ends/ But I know where to
start”. When Avicii sings “Feeling my way through the darkness/I can’t tell where the journey
ends”, he’s saying that he is living life through the dark, and he doesn’t know what the future
will bring. When he sings “Guided by a beating heart/ But I know where to start”, he’s saying
that his heart is in control of guiding him to a direction, and he knows that wherever his heart
ends up guiding him, he has enough confidence to start and/or go in the right direction....