Symbols in Self-Reliance
Symbols Examples in Self-Reliance:
"Spartan fife..." See in text (Self-Reliance)
The Spartan fife was a small flute used by Spartan soldiers. Emerson uses a “Spartan fife” in contrast with “the gong for dinner” to symbolize that he wants to hear something different than something he is used to hearing for his society.