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Stop All The Clocks

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W.H. Auden’s poem “Stop all the Clocks” is a well-known masterpiece which illustrates the devastating feelings the speaker experiences during the loss of the lover. The poem is famous for its modern interpretations, which came along with the appearance of the poem in a comedy film: “Four Weddings and a Funeral”. However, the poem first appeared as a song in a play W.H. Auden co-authored, “The Ascent of F6”, and it had a different meaning. Modern interpretations of the poem are related to the grief, the sorrow and the dead of a beloved one. That is why I contend the speaker uses the poem as a form of mourning to the death of his lover. Firstly, the first and the second stanza set up a part of the poem characterised by the imperative form: “Stop
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