In "I can wade Grief--," what does the speaker suggest about the relative importance of experiencing grief versus joy in one's life? Why might the speaker think the way she does?
The speaker in "I can wade Grief--" believes that experiencing grief gives a person power (through pain) and that this is only way one can truly have that kind of emotional strength. In addition, the speaker suggests that the experience of joy could weaken a person, making her unable to cope with difficult elements of life. Throughout the poem, it is clear that the speaker believes this because that has been her experience in life--she has experienced tremendous amounts...
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