The correct option is B Begging The first line of the poem has the poet requesting his heart to 'hold yet a while' followed by the sentence 'not part a lifelong yoke'. This sets the tone of the poem indicating that the poet is requesting his heart to not part with him. Therefore, the most apt word, from the given options, that describes the tone of the poem is option B) begging. Options A and D have positive words and are not in sync with the tone of the poem.
Option C) resigned is incorrect as the poet has not yet resigned but is instead making an attempt to hold on to his heart and so it is incorrect. Option E is incorrect with respect to the poem.