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Themes in Dead Love

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"heaven..."   (Dead Love)

This final statement that love exists only in heaven can be read as a statement that love can only be a love for God. There are no other kinds. Love for other people is fleeting and fades, but love for God in heaven is true.

"this..."   (Dead Love)

The referent to “this” here is slightly ambiguous. The speaker could mean that God has not “given,” or allowed, the speaker to weep over love; she could also mean that God has not “given” true love at all. In either reading, the speaker denies her audience’s experience and feelings: God either does not want her to mourn or has not created true love at all. Therefore, the audience should not weep.

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