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After a still winter night I awoke with the impression that some question had been put to me, which I had been endeavoring in vain to answer in my sleep, as what-how-when- where

What was the answer to Thoreau's question?

In the opening paragraph of "The Pond in Winter," what literary device does Thoreau use, and what message does he use it to reveal?


Metaphor; to reveal that the night brings darkness and uncertainty.


Metaphor; to reveal that humans must struggle to survive in nature.


Simile; to reveal that winter can be harsh as well as beautiful.


Personification; to reveal that nature provides guidance and clarity.


Personification; to reveal that nature always provides for survival.

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