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Where I Lived, and What I Lived For
Transcript of Where I Lived, and What I Lived For
: Male, In his 30's, Upper-Middle Class, Stressed, Adventurous, Writer, Naturalist, Survivor.
: A memoir arguing about the differences in living in the woods and living in the city.
: Other naturalists, stressed individuals, people who live a fast paced life, men.
: To persuade people that living a life of simplicity is better than living a fast paced life.
: Living in towns and cities cause stress.
: Critical, matter-of-fact, subjective.
- He has lived in both the city and in the woods.
- Makes readers reflect on the stress they put on themselves and gives them a desire for solitude.
- Deductive Reasoning.
All fast paced life is stressful.
The city is fast paced.
Therefore the city is stressful.
Living a life of simplicity is better.
The woods is simplistic.
Therefore living in the woods is better.
People that live in
towns and cities is the woods live
fast paced, which better than those
causes stress. who live in towns
, living in the
woods is stress free.
-1st paragraph. People that live in
-2nd paragraph. the woods
*The difference in how live better than those
they think. who live in towns and
*The Railroad. in the city.
*Things you don't need.
-- "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately..."
(1st paragraph, 1st sentence)
-- "Let us settle ourselves and work and wedge our feet downward through the mud and slush of opinion, and prejudice, and tradition, and delusion..."
(7th paragraph, Line 14)
-- "Did you ever think that those sleepers are that underlie the railroad? Each one is like a man, an Irishman, or a Yankee man."
(2nd paragraph, Lines 37 - 39)
-- "Men say that a stitch in time saves nine..."
(3rd paragraph, 2nd sentence)
-- "Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity!"
(2nd paragraph, Lines 7-8)
-- "Kieou-he-yu... Khong-tseu caused the messenger to be seated near him..."
(All of paragraph 5)
-- "...what do you care for a myriad instances and applications?"
(4th paragraph, Line 13)
"...who will build railroads?... how shall we get into heaven in season?... who will want railroads?"
(2nd paragrapraph, Lines 34 - 36)
5 Multiple Choice Questions
The passage as a whole is best described as
a.) Informational c.) Passionate
In paragraph 3, second sentence, "Men say that a stitch in time saves nine, and so they take a thousand stitches today and save nine tomorrow." I what type of rhetorical evidence?
b.) Tone d.) Irony
In the context the word, "sleeper" (paragraph 2) is being compared to whom / what?
b.) Society d.) Work
The speaker in the passage can be best described as a person who
a.) Hates his life c.) Loves to work
b.) Prefers the woods
d.) Prefers the city rather
over the city life.
than the woods.
The author's tone int he passage as a whole is best describes as
a.) Pessimistic c.) Caustic