Imagery in Friendship
Imagery Examples in Friendship:
"the vast shadow of the Phenomenal..." See in text ("Friendship")
Emerson speaks of the friend as having a “vast shadow of the Phenomenal.” The former noun “shadow” suggests a sense of ephemerality and transience, while the latter “Phenomenal” suggests a sense of grandeur and remarkability. This language suggests that friendship, like a shadow, is something so profound as to be outside of oneself.