Robert Pack's An Echo Sonnet

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In the poem “An Echo Sonnet,” Robert Pack introduces a narrator and an alter ego who exchanges questions and answers that show Pack’s questions and attitudes towards life. The narrator is portrayed as a timid man who is afraid to dive into the unknown. He fears what will come of his future life and the consequences of mortality. The “echo” which is the speakers alter ego, answers the voices questions in a way that gives the voice a certain outlook on life. Pack utilizes a traditional form of Shakespearian sonnet with the addition of the “echo” which enable the reader to receive a clearer message. The form of this poem is structured in a way that enhances the readers understanding of the poem with the “echo” The “voice” can be, described as
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