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What transformation in the priorities of the speaker do you see in the poem ‘Do not ask of Me, My Love’?

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As the title readily signals that there is going to be a change in the speaker’s state of mind towards his beloved, this poem presents a transition in the priorities of a romantic lover from an aesthetic enjoyment of the bliss he experiences in the company of his beloved to a benevolent expression of his ‘love’ for those people who are suffering untold miseries on account of man’s greed for wealth, power, lust and many other human vices. He realizes that his love for his ‘beloved’ is not the only one that needs his attention and contemplation in this world, but there are many other sorrows and pleasures that demand his ‘love’ and equal attention. Thus, the priorities of the romantic lover undergo a serious change. He abjures his romantic love for his beloved in exchange for contemplation and probable solace he can give to those people who are suffering untold miseries like deprivation, death, diseases, exploitation of body and mind, etc.

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