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The Chambered Nautilus, Oliver Wendell Holmes

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Sr. "The Chambered Nautilus." Poetryfoundation.org. Poetry Foundation, n.d. Web. 20 Mar. 2016.

In stanza two, what do the lines, "Before thee lies revealed,— Its irised ceiling rent, its sunless crypt unsealed!" mean?

A

The Chambered Nautilus continues to increase in size.

B

The Chambered Nautilus is continuing on its journey around the world.

C

The Chambered Nautilus is revealing secrets about life to those who have died.

D

The Chambered Nautilus is broken on the beach.