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Before the Birth, Ann Bradstreet

Which is the best inference about how the poem’s strict rhythm and rhyme scheme contribute to its theme?

A

As they carry the contemplation of her death, the poem’s predictable meter suggests a sense that everything will turn out ok, despite adversity.

B

The steadfast meter juxtaposed with the sorrowful theme foster a sense of the speaker’s struggle to reconcile herself with the idea of her death.

C

The poem’s strict meter reveals the speaker is ultimately ok with her death.

D

The poem’s happy sounding meter shows the speaker does not really want to think about how awful her death would be.

E

The poem’s meter and the content of the poem are not strictly related.

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