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  • Comment on Higher Laws by Emma Raupp
    Posted in: ENGL 340 S20 Geneseo I was interested at looking at paragraph seven (beginning "if one listens to the faintest but constant suggestions...") in the fluid text edition of Walden primarily to see context for the whimsical, poetic sentences concluding the paragraph: "The true harvest of my daily life is somewhat as intangible and indescribable as […]
  • Comment on Solitude by Anne Baranello
    Posted in: ENGL 340 S20 Geneseo This first paragraph is the one I chose as my fluid text example, because in reading both the original and that of version A, I noticed some striking differences. The message overall still rings true, and is seen in both versions: that though time may feel paused in the […]
  • Comment on Higher Laws by Noah Lieberman
    Posted in: General Discussion In the fluid text edition, we can see the way in which Thoreau amends this passage by incorporating significance within the human experience. It is interesting to me that he makes this revision because of the way it shapes his world view and perspective on mankind. Thoreau's belief we are most […]
  • Comment on Solitude by Mitchell Pace
    Posted in: ENGL 340 S20 Geneseo Through looking at the fluid text version, it seems Thoreau removed a sentence from the end that adds more clarity to the thought expressed of belonging to nature and nature being a part of him. This sentence, appearing only in Version A, reads "God is my father & my […]
  • Comment on Economy 59-70 by Abigail Henry
    Posted in: ENGL 340 S20 Geneseo [I speak understandingly on this subject, for I have made myself acquainted with it both theoretically and practically. ] Thoreau made only a few changes to this passage throughout the different versions of Walden, but the majority of them were made to this specific sentence. In Version A, Thoreau had […]