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And almost kind
But he was mean and he was coarse and unrefined
But now he's dear, and so unsure
There a real hesitation in Belle's speech. She's torn between the past where he was acting like a real Beast, and the new Beast that indeed is refined. "Almost" emphasizes the indecision: almost kind is paradoxical, since you can either be kind or not. The anaphora of "but" really accentuates the torment happening in Belle's mind.
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Belle
Actually, this verse is sung with the same melody Belle sang to when she was talking about the book she's read on the first song of the movie. It means that the Beast could possibly be her "Prince Charming" in disguise.
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