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Soon after this poem was finished, Thomas sent it to Princess Caetani in Rome, hoping she might publish it in her literary magazine. In an accompanying letter, he wrote: "The only person I can't show the little enclosed poem to is, of course, my father, who doesn't know he's dying." Given the fact that the poem became one of the most famous elegies of the century, do you think Thomas's reluctance was justified? Explain why or why not What would you have done in his situation?
The central metaphor of the poem is that of the lovers' hearts being tied together. What will this accomplish for the lovers?
In this exercise, our task is to think about the poem's metaphor and what it represents. The lovers' hearts are tied. Let's discover the lovers' accomplishment because of this.
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