AP English Literature: A Man at Arms

In lines 7-10 ("His helmet now...his alms"), the narrator draws attention to

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It's turned to holy songs A man at arms must

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now serve on his knees get it and feed on

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prayers Which our age his alms That means well think

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about it The dude is getting older His hair is

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silver turned from the swiftness of time passing Been there

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done that Just glad I still have air As a

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result his life has changed He uses his helmet to

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raise bees instead of wearing it in case well say

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someone hits him with a sword Yeah he's no longer

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wooing a lover and his instead while saying his prayers

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So the answer here is See the ways the poems

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subject has changed over time You have been there done

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that well Loser bowl The narrator does not suggest that

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the subject has lost anything Get rid of a just

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that things are different He still has his helmet but

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now it's used for raising bees Instead of becoming less

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spiritually get rid of B he's actually become more spiritually

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right The sun it's turned to holy Psalms He isn't

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disillusioned because he still sings for the protection of the

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queen So get rid of DEA Yeah Long live the

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queen And the narrator writes that beauty is a flower

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that eventually fades Meaning it's okay That subject isn't beautiful

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anymore Get rid of E and yeah we don't wear 00:01:37.29 --> [endTime] a Speedo anymore for a very good reason