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Mozarmi 1 Sean Mozarmi Mrs. Zwick AP English Literature 24 February 2011 Heath Guide P.676-681 Tone 1. The speaker exaggerates the dangers of the morning, and seems to be in a trance of bad luck. Apparently the speakers does not like the morning , most likely referring to society as the reason, as at night, he is in solitude. 2. The speaker is not sincere; rather, his words are hyperbolic and excessive. He wants to emphasize his dislike of the morning. 3. The whole poem is ironic because the speaker is not sincere. He looks at “morning,” a word with no connotation by itself, and gives it a negative connotation from his tone. He says he is
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Unformatted text preview: “brave” and “proud” to face morning’s “dangers,” and seems to shed off his humanity (“bone”) as we walks out into the world. 1. The speaker had a close relation to her lover, but he left her. The speaker’s attitude toward herself is somewhat introspective and mystical. 2. The metaphors of the bell and blade represent the lover’s distance from the speaker, so they do ring true. The line 11 does sound sincere, as the speaker is symbolizing her body to the globe and nature. 3. The irony in this poem has to do with the actual pregnancy itself, when the speaker is “bound to the shape of this world.”...
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