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(6) Tree-Line

These lovers wear their hearts on their faces (16), but their feelings are so doggone philosophical and complex that wrapping your cerebral cortex around them is tricky. Allusions to Platonic theory and obscure theology don't make things easier, while Donne's trademark conceits make these poetic descriptions both fascinating and super-confusing. Lean on us, though, Shmoopers. We'll show you some love.

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