making a tribute to nature

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making a tribute to nature

Post by digitalen » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:09 am

Central Park is the most popular attractions in New York City. About 130 years ago Frederic Law Olmsted and his collaborator Calvert Vaux submitted their landscaping plan for a rectangular parcel two miles north of the town’s center. The barren swampy tract, home for squatters and a boneboiling works that made glue, was reported as 'a pestilential spot where miasmic odors taint every breath of air "It took 16 years for workers with pickaxes and shovels to move 5 million cubic feet of earth and rock, and to plant half a million trees and shrubs, making a tribute to nature - a romantic nineteenth-century perception of nature.


A. I would like to know the meaning of "1".

1. making a tribute to nature - a romantic nineteenth-century perception of nature.

B. I wonder if "making" means "a", "b" or anything.

a. in making

b. thus making

C. I wonder why "-" between "nature" and "a romantic" is used.
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Re: making a tribute to nature

Post by tony h » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:38 pm

digitalen wrote:Central Park is the most popular attractions in New York City. About 130 years ago Frederic Law Olmsted and his collaborator Calvert Vaux submitted their landscaping plan for a rectangular parcel two miles north of the town’s center. The barren swampy tract, home for squatters and a boneboiling works that made glue, was reported as 'a pestilential spot where miasmic odors taint every breath of air "It took 16 years for workers with pickaxes and shovels to move 5 million cubic feet of earth and rock, and to plant half a million trees and shrubs, making a tribute to nature - a romantic nineteenth-century perception of nature.


A. I would like to know the meaning of "1".

1. making a tribute to nature - a romantic nineteenth-century perception of nature.

B. I wonder if "making" means "a", "b" or anything.

a. in making

b. thus making

C. I wonder why "-" between "nature" and "a romantic" is used.

- making a tribute to nature it is a tribute to and not actually nature because nature had left 5 million cu ft of rather poorly designed landscaping that needed to be moved
- the - allows a pause in speech to allow the reader to understand that the next part is a clarification of the last part.
- a romantic nineteenth-century perception of nature. it was actually nature which includes savagery and dullness. But nature as depicted by the romantics who wander through the woods, picnic on the lawns and recite poetry to genteel ladies who may accompany them.
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With the right context almost anything can sound appropriate.

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