Repay the reading

If a poem well-repays the reading of another poem that was just mentioned, does that mean the second poem has similar meanings as the first one?

Hi cooliegirly,

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I would suggest that this means that it is worth reading the other poem since one provides an insight into the other. This expression is often used when you want to suggest that it’s a good idea to read a book/story/poem for the second time so that you will understand it better. Repay has the idea of either being worthwhile or providing an additional benefit.


I see.