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  • Comment on Solitude by Mallory DelSignore
    Posted in: ENGL 340 S19 Geneseo "...when the whole body is one sense, and imbibes delight through every pore." and "...and I see nothing special to attract me, all the elements are unusually congenial to me." Those quotes paint such a sensual picture of being content and at one with nature, while barely even describing […]
  • Comment on Reading by David Beyea
    Posted in: ENGL 340 S19 Geneseo This is a great sentiment in support of continuing the overall literary canon. As Thoreau says, in order to understand and build your own sentiments, it is of the utmost importance to study the techniques and words of past authors. Thusly, it is important to¬†maintain the texts themselves, and […]
  • Comment on Sounds 1-11 by Jessica Drechsler
    Posted in: ENGL 340 S19 Geneseo I find this section to be particularly striking because Thoreau is attempting to be one with nature and is finding this pure connection that is interrupted by the screeching train that represents modernity. This is a reminder to Thoreau that technology will always be there and there is no […]
  • Comment on Where I Lived, And What I Lived For 13-23 by Sandra Ching
    Posted in: ENGL 340 S19 Geneseo Group 3: Thoreau removed himself from society to "live deliberately" and to relearn how to live in the basest form (in a way, without complex technology). This reminded our group of what we read about information overload in The Information: too much information can lead to greater confusion. Thoreau […]
  • Comment on Where I Lived, And What I Lived For 13-23 by Hannah Nicchi
    Posted in: ENGL 340 S19 Geneseo When we read the lines, "We do not ride on the railroad; it rides upon us. Did you ever think what those sleepers are that underlie the railroad? Each one is a man, an Irish-man, or a Yankee man," my group was reminded of the idea that we read […]