EmmaRiddles are little poems or phrases that pose a question that needs answering. Riddles frequently rhyme, but this is not a requirement.
My first displays the wealth and pomp of kings,
Lords of the earth! their luxury and ease.
Another view of man, my second brings,
Behold him there, the monarch of the seas!
But, ah! united, what reverse we have!
Man's boasted power and freedom, all are flown;
Lord of the earth and sea, he bends a slave,
And woman, lovely woman, reigns alone.
- From "Emma" by Jane Austen
What is being referred to in this poem?
The first two lines refer to a king's COURT. The next two lines refer to a SHIP.
The second paragraph refers to a woman's power during courtship.
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