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The Effect of Repetition

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Click the link to read the poem and then answer the following question.

What is the primary effect of the repetition of "Stare, stare" (line 39), "look, look" (line 49), and "stand, stand" (line 53)?

A

It indicates that people are powerless to stop time.

B

It indicates that people, despite great effort, are ultimately unable to love.

C

It indicates that people, though flawed, must still make the effort to love.

D

It indicates that people must stop acting in order to better understand reality.

E

It indicates that people have to embrace suffering in order to be self-aware.