Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Quote #4

'Gainst death and all-oblivious enmity
Shall you pace forth […] (9-10)

Because poetry and memory are safe from war, the speaker can protect his beloved by building a sonnet around him. Unlike the stuff in lines 5-6, this poem-building is going nowhere. But the beloved himself is making tracks. Remembered by everyone, he kicks death's butt and strides into immortality.

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