Andrew Marvel A Dialogue between the soul and body

The last four lines reinforce the impression of a debate acting as a summary.

The first two stanzas are paired with the opposing arguments concerning physical aspects and offer a metaphorical description of each one's suffering. The soul has been given the first opportunity to put forward its argument and asks its rhetorical question "O, Who shall from this dungeon raise A soul enslaved so many waysaE REF Powerful imagery is used in the remainder of the stanza to convey the soul's feelings of imprisonment and torture. The use of the words dungeon, inslaved, fettered, manacled, chains and tortured creates an explicit image of suffering. When the body speaks it opposes the soul with it s own rhetorical question " O, Who shall me deliver whole, From bonds of this tyrannic soulaE REF The image of the body being controlled by the soul is cleverly illustrated with the assistance of words like deliver, bonds, tyrannic, impales and precipice. I just wondered if these words are considered a quote and therefore require parenthesis on each one Would be worth checking. The opposing arguments put forward by the soul and the body in the first two stanzas clearly indicate the


 
 
 
 
 
 



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