Nature In Henry David Thoreau's The Pond In Winter

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People may learn a lot from society today, but there are always things that no one really can learn without the help from nature. Transcendentalists use nature to learn life a lot. One famous Transcendentalists wrote many stories about nature. One of these stories being The Pond in Winter does talk about a pond in the winter season, but this story has more meaning that just a pond in winter. There are many things that anyone can find in nature, which mean that there is always life to learn from nature. Looking at stories from Transcendentalists is one way to help people understand what they may learn from nature. One story by Henry David Thoreau, The Pond in Winter, talks basically about a pond in winter, but there may be more to it. “Everyone winter the liquid and trembling surface of the pond, which was so sensitive to every breath, and…show more content…
At the beginning Thoreau talks about to pond before it freezes, saying things like “It reflected every light and shadows.” “It reflected every light and shadows.” could just mean that water has a reflection, but it could also mean life and death. Life meaning that water is what enables life on this planet and death because if one took in too much water, they could drown. When he says, “becomes solid to the depth of a foot and a half so that it will support the heaviest teams.” This could just mean that when the pond freezes, it can support animals to stand on it, but it could also mean that when the pond freezes, it loses its way for providing life and death and provides a bridge for creatures to travel across and to help them get to their destination quicker. Finally, when Thoreau says, “Perchance the snow covers it to an equal depth, and it is not to be distinguished

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