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Read the Above Lines and Answer the Question that Follow. What Does the Rain Imagery Signify? - English 2 (Literature in English)

Answer in Brief

Thus I entered, and thus I go!
In triumphs, people have dropped down dead,
"Paid by the world, what dost thou owe
Me?"....God might question; now instead,
'Tis God shall repay: I am safer so.

Read the above lines and answer the question that follow.

What does the rain imagery signify?

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Solution

It is a pathetic fallacy and helps to add to the depressed mood, and could be argued to be emblematic of the speaker’s inner-cries and sadness. As well as making the patriot wet it also reduces his dignity. The rain can also be seen to symbolise how the patriot is innocent as he is washed clean. As well as this, rain in general represents corruption creating a negative tense mood. This describes the public who are clearly corrupt for hanging somebody who has doing nothing wrong.

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