Can you please summerise the Poem No 16 from Tennyson's IN MEMORIAM? XVIWhat words are these have falle'n from me? Can calm despair and wild unrest Be tenants of a single breast,Or sorrow such a...
Can you please summerise the Poem No 16 from Tennyson's IN MEMORIAM?
What words are these have falle'n from me?
Can calm despair and wild unrest
Be tenants of a single breast,
Or sorrow such a changeling be?
Or cloth she only seem to take
The touch of change in calm or storm;
But knows no more of transient form
In her deep self, than some dead lake
That holds the shadow of a lark
Hung in the shadow of a heaven?
Or has the shock, so harshly given,
Confused me like the unhappy bark
That strikes by night a craggy shelf,
And staggers blindly ere she sink?
And stunn'd me from my power to think
And all my knowledge of myself;
And made me that delirious man
Whose fancy fuses old and new,
And flashes into false and true,
And mingles all without a plan?
It will be helpful if you kindly give me a stanza wise summery & analysis.
What the speaker in this poem is saying is that he has essentially gone crazy from grief. He is wondering how grief can make him feel so many different ways all at the same time. His sorrow...
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