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whats the meaning of 'go o'er' in the following sentence? in blood stepped in so far that, should I wade no more, returning were as tedious as go o'er
Mar 4, 2010 6:00 AM
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It's a shortened form of "going over", condensed for the rhythm of the line. You'd see "over" written this way often in poetry. You'd pronounce "o'er" as a single syllable, sounding a bit like "errr" but with more O sound. Reading the line aloud, it sounds as if "go o'er" should be glossed into one melodious syllable?
March 4, 2010
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