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Epitaph on Mrs. Mason by Thomas Gray

Analysis

"Epitaph on Mrs. Mason" is a short poem written by Thomas Gray. This poem is simplly an epitaph in which Gray is telling Mrs. Mason to tell others that dying is bad and that heaven does indeed come to those who trust and pray to their God.

This poem is made up of one stanza with four lines. It is written in the rhyme scheme ABAB. The first and last lines are written in ten syllables while the second and third are written in eleven.

Poem

Epitaph on Mrs. Mason
By 

Tell them, though 'tis an awful thing to die
('Twas ev'n to thee) yet the dread path once trod,
Heaven lifts its everlasting portals high
And bids "the pure in heart behold their God."

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