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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Connotation The speaker wishes to be steadfast andimmortal as the star, "Would I were steadfast as thou art?"(1). The star only watches the earth from aboveand cannot participate in life and its pleasures,"And watching with eternal lids apart" (3). The speaker wants to live forever, but he accepts his mortality in which he can enjoy his lover, "Pillow'd upon my fair love's ripening breast/ To feel for for ever its soft fall and swell" (10-11). Paraphrase The North Star is the brightest star in the sky. It is steadfast and never changes its location as it guides people on their journeys. Title: "Bright Star" Attitude The attitude is melancholicbecause of the speaker's impossible desire to live inan unchanging state and experience love as a mortal man. A shift is found in line 9 as the focus is taken off of the inactivestar and on to the passions of thespeaker and his lover. Shift Title Revisited The star can be interpreted as a hot ball of eternal fire which parallelsthe intense feelings of love thatthe speaker has for his lover. The theme of love shows the deepconnection that it creates between mortal human beings, compared tothe cold isolation experienced bythe immortal bright star. Theme double click to changethis text! Drag a cornerto scale proportionally. There is a desire for immortalityamong man, but eternity withoutlove in solitude is not worthliving. Thematic Statement The phrases "sleepless Eremite" (4),"moving waters" (5), "pure ablution" (6), and "soft-fallen snow" (7) imply the sexual act of sleepless lovers experiencing the moving spiritual act of pure love.
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