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The Value of Poetry October 2, 2007 ‘Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all The last two lines of “From In Memoriam, A.H.H.” are memorable, because of various of elements composed in the poem. First of all, both lines have eight syllables, which are similar in both appearance and sound. “Better” in line 15 rhymes with “never” in line 16, and both words are the second and third syllables of lines 15 and 16 respectively.
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Unformatted text preview: The second to last syllables of both lines contain the a sound of and and at. Also, the alliteration of loved and lost in line 15 and the similar sounds of at and all in line 16 make the lines flow easily through the mind. Because of the similar sounds, format, and agreeable idea of the last two lines, they can be effortlessly remembered....
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This note was uploaded on 09/10/2008 for the course L&S 20A taught by Professor Booth during the Fall '07 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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