[Answered] How does Thoreau’s style contribute to the meaning of the text? Select the two correct . A. Thoreau encourages people to

How does Thoreau’s style contribute to the meaning of the text?

Select the two correct answers.
A. Thoreau encourages people to renew their dedication to their faith and to pious living by stating, “I got up early and bathed in the pond; that was a religious exercise, and one of the best things which I did.”
B. Thoreau asserts that morning is when people are most aware and open to growth with lines like “Then there is least somnolence in us; and for an hour, at least, some part of us awakes which slumbers all the rest of the day and night.…”
C. The allusion “the bathing tub of King Tching-thang to this effect: ‘Renew thyself completely each day; do it again, and again, and forever again’” emphasizes the mundane routine that comes with everyday life.
D. The allusion “I have been as sincere a worshipper of Aurora as the Greeks” emphasizes that every morning is an opportunity for spiritual renewal.
excerpt from the “Where I Lived and What I Lived For” section of Walden by Henry David Thoreau
Every morning was a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity, and I may say innocence, with Nature herself. I have been as sincere a worshipper of Aurora as the Greeks. I got up early and bathed in the pond; that was a religious exercise, and one of the best things which I did. They say that characters were engraven on the bathing tub of King Tching-thang to this effect: “Renew thyself completely each day; do it again, and again, and forever again.” I can understand that. Morning brings back the heroic ages. I was as much affected by the faint burn of a mosquito making its invisible and unimaginable tour through my apartment at earliest dawn, when I was sitting with door and windows open, as I could be by any trumpet that ever sang of fame. It was Homer’s requiem; itself an Iliad and Odyssey in the air, singing its own wrath and wanderings. There was something cosmical about it; a standing advertisement, till forbidden, of the everlasting vigor and fertility of the world. The morning, which is the most memorable season of the day, is the awakening hour. Then there is least somnolence in us; and for an hour, at least, some part of us awakes which slumbers all the rest of the day and night.…

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