At close of Eve


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What does it really mean? Close to Eve, the first woman that God created?

It's taken from a poem by William Blake
Thank you
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  • GreenWhiteBlue

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    I assume that you are reading "Auguries of Innocence", and are referring to "The bat that flits at close of eve." In this case, eve=evening; bats flit about as twilight/evening ends and the dark night begins.


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    Definition 2 of our dictionary:
    WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
    eve /iv/ n. [countable]
    1. the evening or the day before an event, esp. a holiday.
    2. the evening.
    Don't be misled by 18th- and 19th-century capitalisation conventions. Significant nouns might receive initial capitals in that period
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