All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

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In Chapter 6 of All Quiet on the Western Front, what two qualities are part of Paul's memories of the old poplars?

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In chapter 6, Paul remembers the line of old poplar trees in the meadow behind the town, and how the children, including himself, used to love them. The children would sit beneath the trees and dangle their feet into the stream that ran by, listening to the rustling of the leaves in the wind. And the children, listening to the wind and inhaling "the pure fragrance of the water," would lose themselves in daydreams.

The two qualities that Paul initially associates with the poplar trees are the love that he and the other children had for them, and also the effect which they still have on him, which is to make his "heart pause in its beating." His heart pauses, or skips a beat, because the memory either excites him or scares him—or possibly...

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