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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.

The final stanza conveys the theme of the poem which is

A

we must constantly strive to be better human beings.

B

life is difficult and we must work hard to overcome challenges.

C

the seasons roll swiftly past and we must hold onto life.

D

we can be shut from heaven, so we need to be good people.