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Where I Lived, and What I Lived For

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Transcript of Where I Lived, and What I Lived For

Where I Lived, and What I Lived For
Literary Devices
Literary Movement
Impact
"Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in"
Citations
Henry David Thoreau. 1856. The Basics of Philosophy
"Walden Pond." Main Circle, 20 Feb. 2014, maincircle.miscellanynews.org/tag/walden-pond/. Accessed 1 Dec. 2016.
Biography.com Editors. "Henry David Thoreau Biography." Biography.com, A&E Television Networks, 2 Apr. 2014. Accessed 29 Nov. 2016.
Background
Life
Walden Pond
born: July 12, 1817

died: May 6, 1862

Studied at Harvard College
Henry David Thoreau
In 1845, Walden created a home for himself on Walden Pond.
Thoreau's book
Walden
was inspired by his stay at the Walden pond.

Where I Lived, and What I Lived For
Chapter 2 of Thoreau's book
Walden

Focuses on the places Thoreau looked at before he moved to Walden pond as well as a reflection on his time living there.
Meaning
Allusions
"To enjoy these advantages I was ready to carry it on; Like
Atlas
to take the world on my shoulders..."

"
Olympus
is but the outside of the earth everywhere."

"I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and
Spartanlike
as to put rout all that was not life ..."
Simile
"Still we live meanly, like ants; though the fables tells us that we were long ago changed into men; like pygmies we fight with cranes."
Rhetoric
"Our life is like a German Confederacy, made up of petty states, with its boundary forever fluctuating, so that even a German cannot tell you how it is bounded at any moment."
Thoreau uses ethos to persuade his audience to listen to his message.

Major Messages:
people may claim they own land, but someone who enjoys the land owns it without paying
your wealth is what you can leave alone
how can humans, part of nature, own
nature
when there is so much more to
Nature
Hey! This is my dog! Go find yourself one!
I was here first!
So? I want the dog and I payed for him.
He's mine now!
This is ridiculous...
..
..
..
This is ridiculous!
would a flea own a dog?
so why do we own land?
Impact
Impact
By: Julia Egan, Emily Kraus, Abby Slovick
"Be it life or death, we crave only reality. If we are really dying, let us hear the rattle in our throats and feel cold in the extremities; if we are alive, let us go about our business."
Transcendentalist ideals:

minds/objects of the minds
rejection of conformity
"Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb-nail"
woof! woof!
the end!
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