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The River-Merchant's Wife

by Ezra Pound

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What point does Ezra Pound's "The River-Merchant's wife: A Letter" make about love?

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One of the main points of the story with regard to love is how love changes and develops, matures and deepens, over time.

The poem starts off with a description of love between young people, and gradually grows into the intense love that is only heightened by the absence of the man. This gives a portrait of love as something which changes, grows over time. Much more info in the themes part of the eNotes for the poem.

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