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Walden

Why does Thoreau use the metaphor “to suck out all the marrow of life”? (lines 4-5)

A

To get others to take his ideas more seriously.

B

To suggest that people have become disaffected with life.

C

To dissuade people with the use of such a graphic image.

D

To create a tangible representation of his life’s desire.

E

To insinuate that other people are phonies on the inside.

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