Please help me analyze sections 7 and 24 Of In Memoriam.

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Section 7 of this powerful poem is a very clear and evocative description of grief that identifies the kind of impact that loss is having on the speaker. He describes himself as being "like a guilty thing" that "creeps" to the door where Arthur Hallam used to live. The final stanza of this section is perhaps the most powerful:

He is not here; but far away
The noise of life begins again,
And ghastly thro' the drizzling rain
On the bald street breaks the blank day.

It can seem terrible and shocking to somebody experiencing grief...

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