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Compare and contrast poem by thoreau to song"I hope you dance"

aet95 1 / -  
Mar 29, 2012   #1
I have to compare and contrast the poem where i lived what i lived for by thoreau to the song I hope you dance
I have to write a whole entire essay about this, help!:( I do know that I want to do point by point

I need at least 3 subjects for my body paragraphs
And good details to support
chalumeau /  
Mar 30, 2012   #2
What are your initial ideas?
ScholarOnLife23 - / 2  
Apr 3, 2012   #3
Yes, I agree with chalumeau. What were your original ideas when you first took on the assignment? Well, for starters, think about the subject or topic of "life". What it can bring or take from you?Then think of the time period of which Thoreau had lived ( people similar to him, behaviors, etc.) I can see the subject of determination, life, integrity, and a lot more coming from not just one work, but several, i. e.Walden speaks of life and freedom as does Civil Disobedience But to compare his writing to a country song, one has to start by looking at what both people aim at in their messages, where they differ, etc. Start by addressing "topic" in a way the reader can understand. The introduction should be written clean and cut. Leave the larger vocabulary for middle section of the essay. I can tell a sense of comfort and imagination on Thoreau's part in that poem. It feels as though he wants the reader to "live where they sit" and "take a neighbors word instead of deed." To leave all complexities behind and "cultivate and encourage your fellow man. Another topic to think about in both, speaking of which, is "faith". When Lean Wolmack says the words "promise to faith a fighting chance, and when you get the choice to sit around or dance." It really sets the stage for what Thoreau is setting here. No road is easy, but that is the greatest part of it.

I hope that helps.

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