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"Solitude"

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Nature, Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1836

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

When the speaker contrasts “solitude” (line 1) with “solitary” (line 2), he’s also contrasting

A

the peace of nature with the threats of civilization.

B

a spiritual connotation of the word with its conventional meaning.

C

the tiredness of old age with the vigor of youth

D

the virtues of productive labor with the vices of laziness.

E

a suggested destination with its point of origin.