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How is the pond symbolic of Thoreau himself as he describes it in the chapter, "Spring"?
The cycle of life is evident in it most natural form.
The water is a simple life-sustaining substance.
The freezing and thawing of the pond represents Thoreau's relationship with society.
The rebirth of the pond symbolizes the rebirth of Thoreau's spirit.
The purity of the water is symbolic of the pure soul of Thoreau.