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The speaker many paradoxes in this personal poem are the expression of a person who cannot communicate all his feelings with the loved one. The poem implies that the love may be forbidden in some way, or that the speaker has not yet had the opportunity to speak extensively with the loved one. Presumably, in a courtship in which the two lovers have unlimited freedom of expression, all the feelings might be aired, but in a courtship hemmed in by custom and inhibition, the speaker’s expressions seem perfectly natural.Wyatt shows great insight into personal character by placing the paradoxes within the confines of a speaker/narrator, not merely narrator for a more powerful expression of what it means to be constricted in some way.
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