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A Valediction Forbidding Mourning

A Valediction Forbidding Mourning

by John Donne

A Valediction Forbidding Mourning: Variations on the Themes True or False

1. From whom does the speaker want to keep his love secret?the laity (commoners)
2. What is responsible for the speaker's eventual return?his wife's "firmness"/faith
3. According to the speaker, lovers who can't deal with absence aresublunary
4. What sorts of men get to pass mildly away in the poem?heroic
5. What mathematical object is a metaphor for the couple's loyalty?an abacus

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