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Unformatted text preview: 2. Sprig of lilac- also can represent Lincoln himself A sprig with its flower I break -parallels Lincoln's death 3. Lincoln is also referred to as the great star The great star early droop'd in the western sky in the night O western orb sailing the heaven' 4. Also mention of a bird throughout- a symbol of freedom 2 Solitary the thrush. ..song of the bleeding throat, death's outlet song of life Sing on, sing on you gray brown bird I cease my song for thee 'How should I warble myself for the dead one there I loved? 5. Coffin- Lincoln only referred to as a coffin- no body Here, coffee that slowly passes, I give you my sprig of lilac Coffin that passes through lanes and streets...
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- Fall '08