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ECHOES OF HENRY THOREAU IN E. B. WHITE'S "CHARLOTTE'S WEB"

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1986
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Echoes of Henry David Thoreau's Walden can be found throughout E. B. White's Charlotte's Web. White admired Thoreau and this admiration is reflected both in White's subject matter and his writing style. Many of the themes of Walden reappear in Charlotte's Web--celebration of the gift of life, morning and awakening, simplicity, solitude, love of nature, individuality, and freedom. White echoes Thoreau's writing style, a style that is clear and precise, yet rich in original metaphor, paradox, incongruity, and subtle humor. In addition, Charlotte's Web follows Walden in structure. Both books begin in spring or early summer and follow the cycle of seasons through to the reawakening of the next spring.
Title: ECHOES OF HENRY THOREAU IN E. B. WHITE'S "CHARLOTTE'S WEB".
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Name(s): SWANSON, JUNE CHARLIER.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Pearce, Howard D., Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1986
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 67 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Echoes of Henry David Thoreau's Walden can be found throughout E. B. White's Charlotte's Web. White admired Thoreau and this admiration is reflected both in White's subject matter and his writing style. Many of the themes of Walden reappear in Charlotte's Web--celebration of the gift of life, morning and awakening, simplicity, solitude, love of nature, individuality, and freedom. White echoes Thoreau's writing style, a style that is clear and precise, yet rich in original metaphor, paradox, incongruity, and subtle humor. In addition, Charlotte's Web follows Walden in structure. Both books begin in spring or early summer and follow the cycle of seasons through to the reawakening of the next spring.
Identifier: 14336 (digitool), FADT14336 (IID), fau:11143 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1986.
Subject(s): White, E B--(Elwyn Brooks),--1899---Criticism and interpretation
Thoreau, Henry David,--1817-1862--Influence--White
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