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  • Comment on Reading by Owen Vincent
    Posted in: ENGL 340 S24 Geneseo [It is worth the expense of youthful days and costly hours, if you learn only some words of an ancient language, which are raised out of the trivialness of the street, to be perpetual suggestions and provocations.] Thoreau suggests to all readers that they learn ancient languages, most likely […]
  • Comment on Reading by Madelyn Malgieri
    Posted in: ENGL 340 S24 Geneseo [To read well, that is, to read true books in a true spirit, is a noble exercise, and one that will task the reader more than any exercise which the customs of the day esteem. It requires a training such as the athletes underwent, the steady intention almost of […]
  • Comment on Solitude by Sydney Hollister
    Posted in: ENGL 340 S24 Geneseo [diseased imagination] This phrasing is offputting to me. For one, it calls his imagination diseased because it's creating visions for a dying man. I think it's strange to say diseased. Diseased has such a strong negative conotation, something horrid and terrible and painful. But his imagine is giving him […]
  • Comment on Reading by Kate Schweitzer
    Posted in: ENGL 340 S24 Geneseo Thoreau's idea that great works can only be read by great poet's is a difficult idea to come around. He claims that only a select few have read and understood the works written by great poets. In a sense, said works are by great poets for great poets. He […]
  • Comment on Sounds 12-22 by rachelswihart
    Posted in: ENGL 340 S24 Geneseo In this paragraph Thoreau focuses on a hooting owl, describing the bird in a seemingly negative way. He says, ""It reminded me of ghouls and idiots and insane howlings", implying that he is not in favor of this particular sound. However, I like that he sheds light on this […]