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helen grey

in the poem helen grey what would result from the line "come down and take a lowlier place"

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Helen is described as handsome and proud..... thinking she's a bit too good for those around her. To come down would mean she'd need to take herself of her own pedestal. And in the lines that follow she's reminded that charm and beauty are all too fleeting, something that will one day leave her treated in the same way she treats others.