The first couple of lines indicate that our speaker is displacing his true

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other. The first couple of lines indicate that our speaker is displacing his true emotion by trying to mask it by being accepting of his lover's choice to separate from him. This implies that the addressed lover has more power over our speaker, than our speaker has power over the addressed. This is later reified when the speaker begins to plead with the second lover. 120. One dignity delays for all 1. mitred ; state- the particular condition that someone or something is in at a specific time; escutcheon - a shield or emblem bearing a coat of arms. 2. The dignity that comes to us is death. Its nature is one that is unavoidable as it is a “crown” that “no one can avoid”. Stanza 2 and 3 is relying how this poem is actually about a funeral. Funerals would have a “coach, footmen, state, and throng”, that later would be called “dignified attendants”. 3.There is a sense of paradox, as an escutcheon is something that is stately, and of a knightly status. It usually is not meek, and so metaphorically, it may represent how much the dead are overvalued. “You and I” is obviously a reference to those that are currently alive. Only when calin our rank to die, we can become one that wears the “purple”, royal, “crown. 121. ‘Twas warm at first like us 1. adamant- a legendary rock or mineral to which many, often contradictory, properties were attributed, formerly associated with diamond or lodestone. 2.It is a reference to a living body. The speaker states that at first, “it was warm like us”. The rest of the poem goes on to describe a dead body through its various stages. 3.This poem is a bit more morbid than the last one. Death in the previous poem is described in almost a royal tone as it is a “purple crown” that none of us will be able to avoid. It also states that as we are living, we are meek individuals, only waiting to “claim our rank to die”. “Twas warm at first like us” is far more morbid and much less exotic about the topic of death.l The tone of this poem is undertoned with disgust and a very ruthless, yet truthful, description of a cadaver. 122. Crossing the Bar 1. bourne - a small stream, esp. one that flows intermittently or seasonally. 2. The figure that is used for the approaching death is the fact that speaker hopes that when he leaves, “there will be no sadness of farewell”. He knows that the sea will have something dangerous in store for him, in fact he says he will meet his “Pilot” once he crossed the bar. 3.The death that the speaker is wishing for is a quiet one. He knows that there are dangerous seas ahead of him. Infact the bar even “moans” out to him, almost warning our speaker that something is in store, but our speaker is entirely content with this, and he wishes for a quiet death as he hopes there will be “no sadness of farewell”. 4. Pilot is capitalized because it is God. Once our speaker has died, God will take over his path of his life and guide him to heaven. The boundless deep is referring to the tide. Once the tide has “Drew out from the boundless deep” covering the sandbar, our speaker will be able to cross over the sandbar, and be able to fulfill his destiny of dying.
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