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A Surprise Ending We dare not miss the subtle, yet profound transformation that happens to the poet in the final two lines. Not as the world gives do I give to you.

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After a long struggle, the idea of resting is all that the speaker can look forward to. The speaker will not have to carve or find her own path since it has already been revealed to her. Rossetti frames death as a form of respite after the tiring journey of life. Next, the narrator asks if there is a place to rest for the night and if the darkness will obscure said resting-place from their view. Now applied more generally to all Christians. Typical Anglican response, right? The up-hill journey transforms her more in the cruciform image of Christ. When describing this moment, Rossetti chooses to use a nearly verbatim quote from the Gospel of Matthew. Rise, let us go from here. Her questions are like a personal commentary on the Stations of the Cross.

Because I live, you also will live. They will not keep you standing at that door.

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Jesus comforts his disciple s with the promise: My Father's house has plenty of room; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?

He was ordained an Anglican priest in on his 30th birthday. There are not answers or solutions to the dark night of the soul.

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If you will not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come against you. I go to prepare a place for you.

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Someone is present. Hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown. From his exalted glory on a high mountain, Jesus descends into the suffering that awaits him. Against the context of the Bible, the idea of a place of welcome and rest echoes two allusions: 1. I cannot get up and give you anything? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house? For you say that I cast out demons by Beelzebul.

Their uphill journey has clearly taken some time up to this point, and they are anxious for its conclusion.

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