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1. The speaker's anxiety over forgetting to "love thee" deals mainly with the theme of→mortality
2. The changing seasons that contrast the speaker's constant remembrance reflects the theme of→time
3. The "world's tide" is a metaphor that's used to reflect the theme of→time
4. Memory's "rapturous pain" is an indulgence that the speaker uses to better understand her→transformation
5. The lingering and cold imagery is best used to symbolize→suffering
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