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by Dorothy Parker

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You might as well live. (line 8)

Strangely enough, this is the only line in the poem that directly addresses death – everything else in the poem skirts the issue. When the poem finally addresses mortality, it does so in the negative: we learn that the rest of the poem was about death only when we read that the other option is life.

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