In the poem "A World Where News Travelled Slowly " (written by Lavinia Greenlaw),what is the impact of the second line in the last stanza ? In the poem "A World Where News Travelled Slowly "...

In the poem "A World Where News Travelled Slowly " (written by Lavinia Greenlaw),what is the impact of the second line in the last stanza ? 

In the poem "A World Where News Travelled Slowly " (written by Lavinia Greenlaw),what is the impact of the second line in the last stanza and its overall importance in the unfolding of the poem? 

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In the poem "A World Where News Travelled Slowly" by Lavinia Greenlaw, the line you are referring to states, "we're almost talking in one another's arms."  This line is one of the most important in this poem as it clearly shows how communication has gone from the days of a letter delivered by the Pony Express in several days, to the immediate communication we have today where we are almost on top of each other.  The world has shrunk to where communication with a country like Bolivia in South America is as easy as communicating with the person standing next to you.  The image she gives you of being almost "in one another's arms" is intimate and close.  The impact is immediate and clear that life and communication will never be the same.  The last stanza is intended to show the reader what communication is like now and also the author's regret that something is lost when we have almost no boundaries in our communication.

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