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The turning point in the story occurs when the speaker quits pining over the ruins of her home and begins to realize that she should be focusing on her home in heaven rather than her home on earth. In lines 20-35 the speaker describes walking past the charred remains of her home as she reflects on all she has lost in the fire, and she is to some degree feeling bad about this tragedy. Beginning in line 36, she finds fault in this line of thinking. During the remainder of the poem, she ponders her home in heaven and no longer thinks about her losses or her home on earth.
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