Language Arts

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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

For 1, I believe the meaning of repining is supposed to be to stop expressing unhappiness, since in the first line the author is kinda like, "Hey heart, stop being so sad".

For 2, I'm not quite sure, none of the answer choices actually make sense to me. But I chose B.

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  1. 1. expressing unhappiness -- yes!
    2. restatement? I'm not sure whether it could be that or example.

  2. I agree with both of your answers.

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    posted by Reed
  3. It's a restatement of "sad heart", so I agree with Tim's choice.

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  4. Great! Thank you so much!

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  5. Thanks, I think i agree

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