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1)In the poem 'Small Pain In My Chest',the poet says '.........I could feel our wounds pressed,/The larger one in my heart and the small one in his chest'-here what did the poet try to mean by saying 'The larger one in my heart and the small one in his chest'?
2)At the end of Act 1,Scene 3,Antonio refers Shylock as gentle Jew but Bassanio refers Shylock as 'gentle Jew' but Bassanio refers Shylock as a villain.Account for the contrast.Illuminate the two shades of the characters(Antonio and Bassanio) shown by this contrast.

Asked by ayan 7th March 2017, 5:52 PM
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Small Pain in my Chest is a glorious anti-war poem painfully depicting the excruciatingly painful final moments of a wounded soldier. 

The small wound in his chest is the bullet injury that will eventually kill him. But the soldier says that there is a larger wound in his heart, which is about the ill effects of the war, the sight of the bodies of his fellow soldiers, the soldier thinking how his family will react to the news of his death, and how overwhelmed he is to feel the evils of war.

Answered by Expert 7th March 2017, 6:04 PM

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