What is the relationship between place and literature in “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard” by Thomas Gray and “A Nocturnal Reverie” by Anne Finch?

A) The peace and solitude found in the settings of the poems gives both speakers time to arrive at deep insights about life.

B) The beauty of natural settings is too distracting for one speaker to come to any profound thoughts about life.

C) The isolation of the countryside is uninspiring and causes both speakers to yearn for the hustle and bustle of urban life.

D) The hurried pace of activity found in the poems prohibits either speaker from contemplating life.

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