Question: “A slumber did my spirit seal, says the poet. That is, a deep sleep ‘closed off’ his soul (or mind). How does the poet react to his loved one’s death? Does he feel bitter grief? Or does he feel a great peace?
Answer: The poet is totally shattered with the death of his loved one. He says that all along he believed that no harm would come to her. He was a very strong person, but when tragedy struck he could probably not handle the grief, and is not at peace with himself.