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Virginia Woolf was born in London in 1882, into a wealthy family and with great literary influences around him. It is considered one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century … But he committed suicide leaving written in one of his letters of farewell to her husband: "I am sure that, again, I go crazy. I think I can not overcome another of those terrible seasons. I will heal this time. I started to hear voices and I can not concentrate (…) do not think two people have been happier than we. " But what is what happened to Virginia Woolf to take her to suicide while recognizing how happy he had been?
Key Points –
*used ‘the’ affair, not ‘this’ affair because the affair of life ends when you are buried within the earth (under the sole of your shoe)
*play on sole/soul.
*the heaven you enter has white and pale clouds. Just like the smoke you emit.
*Nicko Tinn is nicotine.
* “Leastwise meet the eyes,
Of the phantom you exhale” because chain smokers never look at the smoke they exhale.
This is a poem that decribes the pain of losing someone dear. Even in the loss there is still a peace in knowing that the person who is deceased still lives in our memories if we will but continue to remember that person and not focus upon our loss.