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Read the following poem carefully Then in a well-organized essay analyze how the speaker uses the varied imagery of the poem to reveal his attitude toward the nature of loveTHE BROKEN HEARTby John DonneHe is stark mad whoever says That he hath been in love an hourYet not that love so soon decays But that it can ten in less space devourWho will believe me if I swearThat I have had the plague a year Who would not laugh at me if I should say I saw a flash of powder burn a dayAh what a trifle is a heart If once into loves hands it comeAll other griefs allow a part To other griefs and ask themselves but someThey come to us but us love draws He swallows us and never chaws By him as by chaind shot whole ranks do die He is the tyrant pike our hearts the fryIf twere not so what did become Of my heart when I first saw theeI brought a heart into the room But from the room I carried none with meIf it had gone to thee I knowMine would have taught thine heart to show More pity unto me but Love alas At one first blow did shiver it as glassYet nothing can to nothing fall Nor any place be empty quiteTherefore I think my breast hath all Those pieces still though they be not uniteAnd now as broken glasses showA hundred lesser faces so My rags of heart can like wish and adore But after one such love can love no more
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