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
frustrated and yearning
admonitory yet loving
sarcastic and self-deprecatory