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Overstatement in Lines 13-14 of "The Sun Rising"

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"The Sun Rising," by John Donne (1572-1631)

Donne, John. "The Sun Rising." N.p.: n.p., n.d. N. pag. Web. 9 May 2016.

In lines 13-14, what is the effect of the overstatement?

A

The speaker demonstrates the power of his eyes to blind the sun, but refuses to be unseen by his beloved as a result of the sun’s absence.

B

​The speaker recognizes his ability to ignore the conventions of time, but refuses to give up his sight of the sun that this would require.

C

The speaker demonstrates his ability to temporarily overrule the sun’s rays, but refuses to lose his view of his beloved, which the closing of his eyes would cause.

D

The speaker recognizes his ability to eliminate the sun’s beams with a simple wink of his eye, but refuses to anger his beloved in this way.

E

The speaker demonstrates his ability to momentarily block the sun’s rays, but refuses because it would not block the sight of his lover long enough.