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Quote #4

And a voice less loud, thro' its joys and fears,
Than the two hearts beating each to each (11-12)

The "voice less loud" contrasts with the mighty effort we've seen displayed throughout this poem; it's almost anti-climactic. This quiet "voice" however is offset by the "two hearts beating each to each." The loud volume of the hearts suggest excitement, passion, or even a sense of reward for one's efforts.

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