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What is the theme of "The Masked Face" by Thomas Hardy?

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Your original question actually contained multiple questions, which are forbidden in enotes. I have therefore edited your question to focus on the theme of this curious and fascinating poem. Please remember to not ask multiple questions in the future.

This poem begins with the speaker finding himself in a rather disturbing and frightening environment. It is described as a "great surging space" which is locked in at either end by a door. The speaker himself describes this as a "giddying place, with no firm-fixed floor." A strange figure tells him that it is actually "life." The speaker then...

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