Answer the following questions:

1. In what lines does the reader become aware of the ironic tone of this poem? 

     line 2

2. Why does the speaker say that "no  praise" is due him for his constancy? 

     because his constancy is not the result of personal integrity but of the beauty of his lady


"For Study and Discussion" pg. 291 #'s 1-3.

     1. from line 4

     2. Stops bragging; begins to praise

     3. Exaggerated statement: had he not been in love there would have been "dozen dozen" in the three days he has loved