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Extended Water Metaphor

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Walden

Which of the following is a way that Thoreau does NOT use the extended metaphor of water to further his message in the third paragraph? (lines 31-35)

A

Letting one’s anxieties overpower.

B

Drowning in the details.

C

Conforming to the wrong ideals.

D

Thinking things through carefully.

E

Getting caught up in what others think.