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Attitude Towards Words

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Upon a Fit of Sickness, Anne Bradstreet

What attitude towards words can be inferred from the simile in line 4?

A

Words linger on after they are gone.

B

Like this very poem, words leave something behind even after the poet is gone.

C

Words speak, they have lives of their own.

D

Words are evanescent and only momentarily present.

E

Words have no life of their own.