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What comment does the author make about the subject through the analogy in these lines? Seest thou shadows sailing by, As the dove, with startled eye, Sees the

What comment does the author make about the subject through the analogy in these lines? Seest thou shadows sailing by, As the dove, with startled eye, Sees the falcon’s shadow fly? From Maidenhood by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (from "Maidenhood" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

A. The danger the dove faces worries her.

 B. Unseen fears or threats trouble her.

 C. The shadow of a falcon frightens her

 D. Birds and shadows easily startle her.

 
       
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I guess I would say B. The speaker seems to be comparing whoever they are speaking to a predator and themselves as prey. Both sides of the analogy see to be focused on something that isn't seen directly.