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Effect of diction in Superfluous Woman

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Superfluous Woman, Vera Brittain, 1919

Brittain, Vera. "The Superfluous Woman." N.p.: n.p., n.d. N. pag. Allpoetry.com. 2010. Web. 31 Mar. 2016.

What is the effect of the poet's use of "smouldering sun" in line 20?

A

It symbolizes the speaker's never-ending pain.

B

It creates an apocalyptic mood.

C

It leaves the reader with a violent image of war.

D

It hints at an end to the speaker's suffering.

E

It symbolizes the speaker's hope for a brighter future.