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They Flee from Me

They Flee from Me

by Sir Thomas Wyatt

Gender Quotes

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Quote #4

But since that I so kindly am served,
I would fain know what she hath deserved (20-21)

The speaker says he is "served." This is a passive construction (the speaker must be served by someone), so the speaker is emphasizing, still, that he doesn't have all the power anymore. This reversal of gender roles has him confused as to how to act because all the old rules no longer apply.

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