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13 June, 13:25

The Old Masters: how well they understood

Its human position: how it takes place

While someone else is eating or opening a window or just walking dully along;

How, when the aged are reverently, passionately waiting

For the miraculous birth, there always must be

Children who did not specially want it to happen, skating

On a pond at the edge of the wood

W. H. Auden, "Musée des Beaux Arts"

What is Auden describing in this passage?

A. What only wicked people do when someone is suffering

B. What people are usually doing while suffering is taking place

C. What the people who saw Icarus drown were doing

D. What people should do when they see someone suffering

Answers (2)
  1. 13 June, 14:02
    The answer to your question is B
  2. 13 June, 14:46
    I would say the answer is B.
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