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  • Comment on Economy 30-44 by Priscilla Ford
    Posted in: ENGL 340 S20 Geneseo This passage is clearly talking about societal standards and mass consumerism. The taste for new patterns refers to peoples craving for new clothes. When new things arise, people will buy. Production companies are aware of this and use it to their advantage. Tattooing yourself an image by what you […]
  • Comment on Visitors 1-11 by Priscilla Ford
    Posted in: ENGL 340 S20 Geneseo To me, this seems like Thoreau is getting tired of isolation. Sure, he had stated once before that he wanted the isolation, and Walden was his way to enjoy himself and separate from others, but I think he partly wants to be with others again. Anyone can be away […]
  • Comment on House-Warming 10-19 by Priscilla Ford
    Posted in: ENGL 340 S20 Geneseo I would like to compare this paragraph to the situations we are living in due to the COVID 19 pandemic. What struck out to me first glance was when Thoreau said: "It is remarkable what value is still put upon wood even in this age..." This compares to the […]
  • Comment on The Ponds 18-34 by Priscilla Ford
    Posted in: ENGL 340 S20 Geneseo I think this paragraph is really interesting in terms of how it is worded. "As precious to my eye as if fewer or rarer." Thoreau is saying that in his eyes, he has never seen anything as precious as Walden on that day. What makes Walden so beautiful? IS […]
  • Comment on The Ponds 1-17 by Priscilla Ford
    Posted in: ENGL 340 S20 Geneseo In regards to time, I can see many references placed within this paragraph. The pond "rising and falling" obviously happens over time. As the sun sets the pond will set, and as the sun rises the pond will rise. Seasons have an effect on the pond, much like seasons […]

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