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Choose the BEST explanation of Thoreau’s purpose in referencing the railroad throughout the chapter "Sounds"?
The railroad is used to juxtapose the need to be content where an individual is and the need to experience the vastness of our existence.
The railroad is used to personify the human necessity of traveling and experiencing America’s landscape.
The elaborate descriptions of the tracks served to accentuate the journey that all Americans would soon be able to experience.
The railroad is used metaphorically, as a representation of the emerging economic system that was quickly changing the pace and values of America
The vivid imagery is used to allow the reader to observe the comforts and convenience the railroad would provide for the present and the future