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Close Reading Lines 16-18

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A Lecture Upon the Shadow, John Donne, 1635

Donne, John. "A Lecture Upon the Shadow." Poetryfoundation.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Apr. 2016.

Pay attention to lines 16-18. What's the difference between the two sets of shadows?

A

The first were made to blind.

B

The second shadows might make the speaker blind.

C

The first shadows were symbolic; the second shadows are literal.

D

The first shadows are literal; the second shadows are symbolic.

E

The first shadows represent secrets at the beginning of the relationship; the second are secrets and deceitful actions they will later keep from each other.