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"One might... the sublime"

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Nature, Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1836

Emerson, Ralph Waldo. Nature. Boston: James Munroe, 1836. Print.

The primary function of lines 6-8 (“One might…the sublime”) is to

A

reveal a common misconception about man and the natural world.

B

suggest that man must closely take care of the natural world.

C

emphasize man’s uselessness in comparison to the natural world.

D

personify the natural world as a companion to man.

E

illustrate the connectedness of man and the natural world.