Which of the following best describes a central paradox of the poem?
A) The speaker, attempting to grow closer to a lost love, becomes even more distant from the loved one.
B) The speaker, in the act of remembering a childhood love, comes to an increasing awareness of mortality.
C) The speaker, in the act of mourning, is able to experience and newfound joy.
D) The speaker, worrying over forgetting a deceased lover, reveals the extent of that loved one's continuing memory.
E) The speaker, mourning the death of a loved one, begins to recognize the extent of an attraction to a present acquaintance.