I think it' s D because these words reflect the sorrow of understanding loss, mortality condition and death. Though the poem's tone is childish, the contrast to the man's evolution after the symbolic Fall into the decay is powerful and reinforced by such words like' grieving', 'weep', 'wanwood' or 'leafmeal' coming to support the idea that loss is a kind of all-consuming experience in every human's life.
The answer is D. They deepen the poem's sorrowful mood.
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