What does ‘acquainted with the night’ mean?

What does ‘acquainted with the night’ mean?

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  1. Situated in the opening line of the poem, ‘acquainted with the night’ is a declarative statement. The whole poem is an elaboration of this statement. The speaker is expressing his familiarity with the night because of the long process which he has gone through in isolation and loneliness. That’s why in a present perfect tense, he says that “I have been” acquainted with the night.

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