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9-14) </pre> <p>Here the idea of eternizing the beloved receives yet another twist: not only will these poems make the lady's fame and virtues live forever, but the heavens themselves will become a great writing tablet for the poet as the perpetual endurance of poetry blends with the eternity of Christian salvation after the second coming.
Before we, along with Crews, dismiss O'Connor's appeal to "eternity" as quaintly incompatible with poststructuralism, we might examine some of poststructuralism's own eternizing implications.
What sounds like a highly conventional claim, a standard eternizing conceit, closes out the first quatrain neatly here.