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Questions 7–10 refer to the poem below.

 If the dull substance of my flesh were thought,
 Injurious distance should not stop my way;
 For then, despite of space, I would be brought,
LineFrom limits far remote, where thou dost stay.
(5)No matter then, although my foot did stand
 Upon the farthest earth remov’d from thee;
 For nimble thought can jump both sea and land
 As soon as think the place where he would be.
 But ah, thought kills me, that I am not thought,
(10)To leap large lengths of miles when thou are gone,
 But that, so much of earth and water wrought,
 I must attend time’s leisure with my moan,
 Receiving nought by elements so slow
 But heavy tears, badges of either's woe.

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Throughout the poem the speaker is


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frustrated and yearning

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admonitory yet loving

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sarcastic and self-deprecatory

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