Please comment on the following lines from "A Refusal to Mourn the Death, by Fire, of a Child in London." The majesty and burning of the child's death. I shall not murder The mankind of her going with a grave truth Nor blaspheme down the stations of the breath With any further Elegy of innocence and youth
It is important to realise that this poem, in spite of its title, is more about the poet's own reflections on death and what happens to us when we die than it is about the poor girl who died in the fire. The quote you have cited comes from stanza three in this powerful poem, and just after the speaker has expressed his belief of what happens to us when we die....
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