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Break, Break, Break

Break, Break, Break

by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Time Quotes

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Quote #4

But the tender grace of a day that is dead
Will never come back to me (15-16)

Because time keeps moving forward, the speaker realizes that there's no way he can go back to the time before his friend died – those days are now "dead."  It's rather a grim way to describe the passage of time.

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