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What is a detailed explanation of the imagery used in Wyatt's poem "What should I say"?

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Wyatt's choice of imagery in this poem of betrayed love portrays physical action, which would fall in the category of imagery of motion or kinesthetic sensation (Wheeler). Some of these images are united with personification and some with metonymy. These joinings help create condensed structure and amplify the meaning of the poem. Some instances of this physical imagery are these:

faith is dead,
And truth away
... is fled
[personification, physical action]

Should I  be led
With doubleness?
[metonymy, physical action]


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