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the sky for everyone to see, as if they knew who "He" was. He wants the police "wear black cotton gloves" (8) to show grief to everyone in the public that can see. He uses all of these images to show that he is so deeply affected by this loss that he wants everyone to participate in the mourning of this very important man. In "[Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone]", Auden proclaims that after losing a loved one, life is no longer the same. Both the title and first line of the poem establish how the speaker feels about the loss and asks for everyone to "stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone" (1) as if time does not matter and communication is no longer necessary. Nothing seems to matter to him anymore now that the person he felt so close to is gone he does not have a care in the world. He does not want time to go on, he believes everyone should feel the same as him. When Auden says "I thought that love would last forever, I was wrong." (12), he is referring to life itself, the speaker is trying to show the readers that everything eventually comes to an end. The speaker is very depressed and believes "For nothing now can ever come to any good." (16); By making this