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  • Comment on Where I Lived, And What I Lived For 13-23 by Owen Vincent
    Posted in: ENGL 340 S24 Geneseo Here, Thoreau comments on the location of his house relative to the rest of civilization, saying that he felt as remote as the stars in the constellations. This remoteness was a good thing for him, as it gave him the time and space to think and write about his […]
  • Comment on Where I Lived, And What I Lived For 1-12 by rachelswihart
    Posted in: ENGL 340 S24 Geneseo I find it interesting that Thoreau was able to look past the unfinished and worn down cabin and see a place that his writing could flourish. He describes the place with such descriptive and poetic writing saying, "The upright white hewn studs and freshly planed door and window casings […]
  • Comment on Where I Lived, And What I Lived For 13-23 by Sydney Hollister
    Posted in: ENGL 340 S24 Geneseo [purely illusory foundations] I think this is such a beautiful phrasing. It is a lot like the ending of the Great Gatsby, where F Scott Fitzgerald is talking about tragic and sad topics, but his eloquence, much like here, makes what he's saying almost wonderful. It sounds so beautiful […]
  • Comment on Where I Lived, And What I Lived For 1-12 by Victoria Slade
    Posted in: ENGL 340 S24 Geneseo I found the last line of the paragraph," It makes but little difference whether you are committed to a farm or to the county jail" to be interesting. I interpreted the line as him saying that farming is something that bounds him because he always has to take care […]
  • Comment on Where I Lived, And What I Lived For 1-12 by Madelyn Malgieri
    Posted in: ENGL 340 S24 Geneseo This passage reiterates Thoreau's enduring commitment to rightfulness, justice, and equity; he treats the farmer like a fellow, even offering a higher price.