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Walden; Or, Life in the Woods, Henry David Thoreau, 1910

Thoreau, Henry David. Walden; Or, Life in the Woods. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. Xroads.virginia.edu. University of Virginia American Studies, Oct. 1998. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

Which of the following best describes the relationship of content to form in the sentence, “The nation…of purpose” (lines 57-65)?

A

The sentence speaks about improvements so the style becomes more grammatically sensible as it progresses.

B

The sentence speaks about superfluous features of society so the writing is full of redundant and unnecessary clauses.

C

The sentence speaks about a united nation so it is a single sentence made up of many different types of clauses.

D

The sentence speaks about successful institutions so its grammatical complexity reflects the intricacies of the institutions themselves.

E

The sentence speaks about the need for decisive leadership so it is comprised almost entirely of imperative statements.