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Purpose of the Lover's Assertions

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As I Walked Out One Evening, W.H. Auden, 1937

Auden, Wystan Hugh. "As I Walked Out One Evening." Collected Poems, edited by Edward Mendelson, Vintage, 1976.

The lover's assertions in lines 8-20 primarily serve to establish

A

a certainty of the timelessness of love.

B

the belief that love will conquer all obstacles.

C

a naive inability to face reality.

D

a blind clinging to romance.

E

a thoughtless rejection of time itself.