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The Symbolism of Noontime

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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.

In lines 12-15, Donne uses noontime as a metaphor for

A

the inevitable demise of every relationship.

B

the zenith to which every relationship ascends.

C

the natural chronology of a day.

D

a pleasing lack of shadows.

E

the ideal state that lovers can attain.