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The Shades of Spring, D.H. Lawrence, 1914

Lawrence, D.H. "The Shades of Spring." 1981. Access to Literature: Understanding Fiction, Drama, and Poetry. Ed. Elliot L. Smith and Wanda V. Smith. New York: St. Martin's, 1981. 157-60. Print.

Syson is MOST LIKELY referred to as "the intruder" in lines 9, 40, and 44 and as a "trespasser" in line 15 in order to


demonstrate the keeper's negative tone and attitude towards him.


isolate the keeper as the only character who does not like him.


hint that he himself feels out of place.


indicate that he no longer belongs to this place.


foreshadows his future criminal actions.

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