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- What is the purpose of Eliot alluding to John Donne's 'The Relic' in the line 'arms that are braceleted and white and bare'?
The line in Donne's relic to which Eliot refers is "A bracelet of bright hair about the bone". This line evokes not the carnal love about which Eliot's narrator is so indecisive but rather a spiritual love that transcends mortality, and may, in... Read More »
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