AP English Literature: Learning About the Speaker

Based on the poem as a whole, it can be reasonably inferred that the speaker

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All right well the key lines here are the last

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to look at him right there We'll just read him

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for you for no extra charge One short sleep past

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We wake eternally intendant and death shall be no more

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death Thou shalt die Well the only way death could

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die is if it weren't permanent After all In that

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context the one short sleep is the actual moment of

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death And waking eternally is the after life Right So

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the answer to see and loser bowl well Speaker may

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not love death but he certainly believes in it So

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get rid of a He says that soonest our best

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men with thee do go acknowledging its existence You know

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that death exists It's around Its went after yet so

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there's no indication that those best men are close personal

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friends of the speaker Where that come from Get rid

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of the speaker doesn't wish for immortality because well as

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the last two lines suggests he already believes that it

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exists So give it to be when he says that

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death is a slave toe fate and chance it's a

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paradox Like two doctors events can't be both fated and

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occurred by chance people So it's doubtful that he thinks

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death is predetermined So get rid of the right answer

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There it see he believes in the afterlife Yeah well 00:01:34.44 --> [endTime] so do we believe in that