People often underestimate the importance of the things they have until they no longer own them. The speaker in The River-Merchant’s Wife: A Letter is a young married girl who recalls her lonely younger days and her regrets of not spending enough time with him, now that her husband goes away. The poem is melancholy, beautiful, and pleading. Throughout the poem, the longing of the wife for the return of her husband is sorrowful and miserable. While the original poet of the poem, Li Po, writes it with proper poetic form, Pound uses a different tactic to align with the context of the poem.
Finally, the brevity of the weed’s life is shadowed by the remaining beauty in the world, and this portrays the author’s feelings of being cheated by his mother’s untimely death. Her life is gone like a breeze, but her beauty will remain an eternal
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Her reaction was one of shock and dismay. The readers follow her through her thoughts of days gone by and of the bright future she foresees for herself. 2. Mrs. Mallard as the protagonist in The Story of an Hour, is physically weak with a heart condition, but emotionally strong from years of a restricted life. She is mourning the loss of her husband, but seems to quietly celebrate the beginning of her life.
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