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Describing a town or vicinity outside a major, metropolitan area. Rural areas have low population density. Most people in rural areas work in urban or suburban areas, but some still work in agricultural or energy producing industries. In the United States, living in a rural area can qualify one for some forms of government assistance, such as a USDA mortgage.


Concerning the country. Contrast with urban or suburban.

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This prioritizing of the narrator is a novel approach to the poem but one which offers a better understanding of the poem's central challenge to ruralism, in both its romantic and realist versions.
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