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Are Don Juan and Haidée both Greek, as this line in the poem seems to suggest?

The word group here has a specific meaning referring to sculpture. From the OED: 1.a. Fine Art. An arrangement of two or more figures or objects forming either a complete design, or a distinct ...
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In Lord Byron's "Don Juan," what was the lead character "half-smother'd" by?

This is a joke, a double entendre. die, v. I.6.e. 1600– intransitive. To experience sexual orgasm. Now somewhat archaic. Oxford English Dictionary. In the plain reading of the stanzas, Juan “nearly ...
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Are Don Juan and Haidée both Greek, as this line in the poem seems to suggest?

In my opinion, the line means that they look like a antique Greek statue of lovers. Like a statue of Cupid and Psyche, for example. In this case "antique" would meanfrom the era of ...
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