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Why was Henry David Thoreau such a wonderful writer He had many great qualities but the most important were his devotion to nature and writing his desire for independence and his experiences he encountered throughout his life Henry David Thoreau looked to nature as the basis of life and writing He believed that nature is the reflection of inner spiritual reality He spent his life in search of the essentials of reality and of experiences that would bring him close to these essentials He lived in a hut for two years at Walden Pond to rid his body of inessential things During Thoreaus stay he completed his first book titled A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers1849 Here he also filled his journals with materials for his most famous piece Walden After he left the hut and after college he became a literary apprentice by writing essays and poems and by helping edit the transcendentalist journal The Dial When success did not come Thoreau remained dedicated to his program of education through intimacy with nature and also through writing that would express this experience It was his life in nature that was his great theme In order for Thoreau to write so much on nature he had to be familiar with it His knowledge of the woods and fields of the rivers the ponds and swamps of every plant and animal was outstanding Emerson even stated His power of observation seemed to indicate additional senses Thoureau wrote a book titled Walden1854 in which the theme of it was the relationship to the order and beauty of nature in the human mind This book consists of records of Thoreaus stay at Walden Pond Thoreaus love and devotion to nature and his writing was a key to his excellence in writing Henry David Thoreau also felt that individualism was a great necessity to his writing style In his piece of literature titled Civil Disobedience he expressed
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