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Function of Final Couplet

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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.

The final couplet in the poem is BEST read as

A

an optimistic warning.

B

a nonsensical monologue.

C

a pondering rhyme.

D

a jubilant expression of love.

E

a brusque reflection on a harsh reality.