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Choose the statement that most accurately describes what unifies the structure of Walden.


The lack of characters and the omission of any dialogue between characters keeps the reader focused on the importance of self reliance.


The juxtaposition of the settings: city to woods, society to solitude, industry to manual labor and consumerism to necessities.


The seasonal structure from spring to spring and the dialectical structure in which pairs of chapters present thematic counterpoints to each other.


The use of the senses; hearing, seeing, feeling, tasting and smelling integrated into each chapter to connect the reader to Thoreau's daily life of living in the woods.


The many perspective shifts from one chapter to the next in conjunction with Thoreau's ability to make a point ;and offer a counterpoint immediately after his stated position.

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