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What is the meaning of "Thy root is ever in its grave"? What is the paradox?
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A paradox is either a statement or group of statements that, at first, seem to contradict each other. Even though at first it may seem contradictory--they can't be true at the same time!--they do offer some unique perspective and they do offer up something that can possibly be true...so...
The root of a plant is its foundation, the source of the plant's life; however, in this sentence, the source of life for the plant is in a grave--death. This gives an interesting image because roots are in the ground and so are graves, yet the root is life and the grave is death.
Posted by charcunning on March 11, 2009 at 12:57 PM (Answer #1)
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