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about how repetitive their life is and how that compares to animals in nature. 8. The third paragraph starts with the rhetorical question, “Why should we live in such a hurry and waste of life?”. I think Thoreau answers effectively in the sense that he is focusing on making the reader question their life and ask themselves what they really want in life. Also, Thoreau addresses the fact that everyone moves so quickly and doesn’t take the time to observe their surroundings. 9. I believe the meaning of “starved before we are hungry” is relating back to the whole dying before we get the chance to live theme. According to Thoreau, we are preventing ourselves from doing what we actually want by over thinking and burdening ourselves with problems that don’t matter, so what he means by this quote is that we put problems on ourselves that cause us distress before an actual problem or opportunity arises. 12. The first metaphor used regarding time and intellect is: “Time is but the stream I go afishing in”, This metaphor is referencing the stream and comparing it to life in the sense that we enjoy the flowing of the water, but it is shallow. This is relating to how we only see life as what we have left of it, not what we could actually do with that time, like catch the fish from the stream.

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