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The Chambered Nautilus, Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

In the lines, "He left the past year’s dwelling for the new, Stole with soft step its shining archway through, Built up its idle door, Stretched in his last-found home, and knew the old no more," the speaker suggests that


we must move from one house to another to be fulfilled.


we must leave the past behind us.


we must make changes gradually or we will suffer.


we must be active at some times and be idle at others.

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