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"From the Ted Talk by Michael Pollan: A plant's-eye view"

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It's a siplme idea about nature. I want to say a word for nature because we haven't talked that much about it the last couple days. I want to say a word for the soil and the bees and the plants and the animals, and tell you about a tool, a very simple tool that I have found. Although it's really nothing more than a literary conceit; it's not a tcgelonhoy. It's very powerful for, I think, changing our relationship to the natural world and to the other species on whom we depend. And that tool is very simply, as cihrs suggested, looking at us and the world from the plants' or the animals' point of view. It's not my idea, other plpeoe have hit on it, but I've tried to take it to some new pceals.

Open Cloze

It's a ______ idea about nature. I want to say a word for nature because we haven't talked that much about it the last couple days. I want to say a word for the soil and the bees and the plants and the animals, and tell you about a tool, a very simple tool that I have found. Although it's really nothing more than a literary conceit; it's not a __________. It's very powerful for, I think, changing our relationship to the natural world and to the other species on whom we depend. And that tool is very simply, as _____ suggested, looking at us and the world from the plants' or the animals' point of view. It's not my idea, other ______ have hit on it, but I've tried to take it to some new ______.

Solution

  1. places
  2. chris
  3. people
  4. simple
  5. technology

Original Text

It's a simple idea about nature. I want to say a word for nature because we haven't talked that much about it the last couple days. I want to say a word for the soil and the bees and the plants and the animals, and tell you about a tool, a very simple tool that I have found. Although it's really nothing more than a literary conceit; it's not a technology. It's very powerful for, I think, changing our relationship to the natural world and to the other species on whom we depend. And that tool is very simply, as Chris suggested, looking at us and the world from the plants' or the animals' point of view. It's not my idea, other people have hit on it, but I've tried to take it to some new places.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
literary conceit 3

Important Words

  1. animals
  2. bees
  3. changing
  4. chris
  5. couple
  6. days
  7. depend
  8. hit
  9. idea
  10. literary
  11. natural
  12. nature
  13. people
  14. places
  15. plants
  16. point
  17. powerful
  18. relationship
  19. simple
  20. simply
  21. soil
  22. species
  23. suggested
  24. talked
  25. technology
  26. tool
  27. view
  28. word
  29. world