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As Thoreau describes his life of solitude during the winter months of his stay in the chapter, "Former Inhabitants; and Winter Visitors," he relates that

"For human society I was obliged to conjure up the former occupants of these woods."

What does this quote reveal about Thoreau's feeling towards the winter months?

A

The reader senses Thoreau's complete state of tranquility.

B

The reader senses Thoreau's sudden realization that he was completely alienated from society.

C

The reader senses a creeping loneliness in Thoreau's feeling towards winter.

D

The reader senses Thoreau's eagerness to meditate peacefully in the long days ahead.

E

The reader senses a new spiritual awakening in Thoreau.

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