Language Arts

Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;
Behind the clouds is the sun still shinning;
thy fate is the common fate of all,
into each life some rain must fall
some days must be dark and dreary
1. from the context, what do you conclude is the probable meaning of repining in the poem?
expressing uncertainty
expressing determination***
expressing happiness
expressing unhappiness
2. what type of context clues help you understand the meaning of the word repining?
compare/contrast***
restatement
definition
example

I've been seeing a lot of possible answer choices, but I think that these are the correct choices. Please let me know!

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  1. No. Look up the word:

    http://www.mirriam-webster.com

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  2. No on both.

  3. How? Because I did look up the word,to be fretfully discontented; fret; complain. But to me, it seems like she is not complaining, but instead has determination. But in this case and using the word, would it be D? and the other one would be B?

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  4. Does the poet want her to stop being determined? "cease repining"

  5. No, I don't believe so. Would it actually be Happiness then?

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    posted by Tim
  6. Does he want her to stop being happy?

  7. No he does not, because it seems that he is saying that even though there is darkness in your life, there will be happiness.

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  8. I don't think so because he says that it will get better.

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  9. Such as the first line is pretty much saying, stop complaining.

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  10. I'm really confused.

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  11. I really believe that it is expressing unhappiness, because the author is like going "Hey there heart, stop being so sad."

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  12. Yes!

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