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4.6.4: Reading and Review Questions

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    1. In “Thanatopsis,” how does Bryant use the senses to convey a conception of death?
    2. In “Thanatopsis,” what concrete objects in nature convey a conception of death, and why?
    3. How, if at all, does Bryant present America—the land of America—as a democracy of death in “Thanatopsis?”
    4. How might the Water Fowl in “To a Waterfowl” be a Romantic image, that is, an imaginative ideal realized in an actual object of nature? What do you think the Water Fowl represents?
    5. In “The Prairies,” how do the Prairies represent both the promise and the destructiveness of America, the new land? Why?

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