And why, you might wonder, should you? Because so many of you are drifting off topic and theme in your head and heart, starting with this style sentence might be just what it takes to keep you on the safe and narrow path of true analysis.
So here is my "formula:" After your smoking gun (text support) start your head and heart with this type of sentence:
Here Thoreau is emphasizing the importance of [put stuff about the theme here as it relates to your quote]; he is telling us [whatever he is telling us], and he uses [whatever] to emphasize [whatever he is emphasizing]
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