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And not to miss each other as they wandered in the

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And, not to miss each other, as they wandered In the wide fields, where should they meet? At Ninus’ 85 Thisbe came out of hiding, Still frightened, but a little fearful, also, Tomb, they supposed, was best; there was a tree there, A mulberry tree, loaded with snow-white berries, To disappoint her lover. She kept looking Not only with her eyes, but all her heart, 40 Near a cool spring. The plan was good, the daylight Was very slow in going, but at last The sun went down into the waves, as always, 90 Eager to tell him of those terrible dangers, About her own escape. She recognized The place, the shape of the tree, but there was something 45 And the night rose, as always, from those waters. And Thisbe opened her door, so sly, so cunning, There was no creaking of the hinge, and no one Strange or peculiar in the berries’ color. Could this be right? And then she saw a quiver Of limbs on bloody ground, and started backward, Saw her go through the darkness, and she came, Veiled, to the tomb of Ninus, sat there waiting 95 Paler than boxwood, shivering, as water Stirs when a little breeze ruffles the surface. Under the shadow of the mulberry tree. It was not long before she knew her lover,
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Important symbol? Important symbol? Important symbol? Exposition: Characters: Setting: Conflict: Rising Action: Resolution: Rising Action: Climax: And tore her hair, and beat her innocent bosom With her little fists, embraced the well-loved body, 115 For the last wound. I will follow you in death, Be called the cause and comrade of your dying. Filling the wounds with tears, and kissed the lips Death was the only one could keep you from me, 100 Cold in his dying. “O my Pyramus,” She wept, “What evil fortune takes you from me? Pyramus, answer me! Your dearest Thisbe Is calling you. Pyramus, listen! Lift your head!” 120 Death shall not keep you from me. Wretched parents Of Pyramus and Thisbe, listen to us,
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