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Essay heading: The Flea
 
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Issue: Poetry & Poets
Written by: Minh Pham
Date added: June 30, 2009
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No of pages / words: 3 / 684
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Not only that, the flea (the baby) has joined them eternally, the same way marriage would join them. “Oh stay, three lives in one flea spare, Where we almost, yea more than, married are. This flea is you and I, and this Our marriage bed and marriage temple is.” Since they have already the marital bond, making love would not be considered a sin...
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This flea is you and I, and this Our marriage bed and marriage temple is.” Since they have already the marital bond, making love would not be considered a sin. Lines 14 and 15 of stanza 2, “Though parents grudge, and you, we are met, and cloistered in these living walls of jet,” describes how her parents do not accept that what he says is marriage...
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