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Cyclicality and Christianity

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The poem begins and ends with a funeral and depicts a series of old men helped by younger men, clearly reinforcing the notion of cyclicality.

Why might cyclicality be important to Christian listeners?

A

It alludes to baptism and the forgiveness of original sin.

B

It alludes to the rebirth promised in the afterlife.

C

It alludes to God's sacrifice of his son Jesus.

D

It alludes to the concept of the Holy Spirit.

E

It alludes to Jesus's birth to the Virgin Mary.