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When We Two Parted

First, one should note that poems are not essays and do not necessarily have central "ideas"; often they have dominant moods or themes, but there is nothing inherently ideological or argumentative...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2017 9:57 am UTC

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When We Two Parted

In the first stanza, Byron uses a metaphor when he refers to himself as "broken-hearted." His heart of course is not literally broken, but the metaphor here helps to convey how mournful and...

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When We Two Parted

This poem seems to have all the ingredients of a romantic love poem, especially because it is so sad and mournful and deals with a love that can never be acknowledged or regained. The tragedy in...

Latest answer posted March 7, 2012 1:14 pm UTC

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When We Two Parted

The context of Byron's "When We Two Parted" is the dissolution of a relationship between two people. It is not difficult to imagine Byron writing this poem from a personalized context. Byron had...

Latest answer posted July 14, 2016 10:04 am UTC

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When We Two Parted

"When We Two Parted" by Lord George Gordon Byron is a poem which has a very familiar theme: the experience of losing a love. The speaker of the poem is broken-hearted because he and the woman he...

Latest answer posted November 16, 2013 2:57 am UTC

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When We Two Parted

Byron's poem "When We Two Parted" relates the end of a relationship and the way the speaker has felt in its aftermath. It seems that the speaker and his lover's relationship was secretive and...

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When We Two Parted

Lord Byron was well known for his many and frequent love affairs. "When We Two Parted" was most likely written for Lady Frances Webster, with whom Byron had an affair. He did not include her name...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2012 8:01 pm UTC

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When We Two Parted

Lord Byron's poem "When We Two Parted" is a first-person monologue spoken to the narrator's lover. The title of the poem, "When We Two Parted," suggests before even reading the poem that the...

Latest answer posted February 1, 2016 9:52 pm UTC

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When We Two Parted

There are four eight-line stanzas in the poem "When We Two Parted" by Lord George Gordon Byron. The rhyme scheme for each is ABABCDCD. The poem is written in the second-person point of view, and...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2012 8:08 pm UTC

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When We Two Parted

The final stanza of the poem "When We Two Parted" by Lord George Gordon Byron, is cyclical because it repeats the phrase "in silence and tears" from the first stanza of the poem. This repetition...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2012 8:26 pm UTC

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When We Two Parted

This poem is about the end of an affair (which may or may not have been consummated) between Bryon and Lady Frances Wedderburn Webster. Lady Frances also had an affair with Lord Wellington, which...

Latest answer posted December 10, 2018 8:39 pm UTC

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When We Two Parted

This is a great poem about a breakup. If you ever want to investigate a lyrical way to discuss what happens in a broken relationship, this is the one with which you want to spend some time. The...

Latest answer posted July 7, 2010 11:24 am UTC

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When We Two Parted

This poem takes as its theme a former relationship that the speaker is now unable to talk about and acknowledge because of some public shame that his former lover has experienced. The first stanza...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2012 2:41 pm UTC

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When We Two Parted

[Poetry is based on a personal response. This is how I interpret the poem.] It is important to note that Byron was a second-generation poet, one of several believed to embody the Romantic Movement...

Latest answer posted July 23, 2012 4:24 pm UTC

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In context with the entire piece, Byron's "When We Two Parted" seems to reflect the speaker's sense of loss over a departed lover. While the poem begins by referring to their separation, the third...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2012 4:58 pm UTC

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When We Two Parted

This brilliant poem speaks of the pain and continued love of the speaker for a woman in spite of the years that have passed since their separation. What heightens the pain that the speaker feels is...

Latest answer posted March 12, 2012 2:17 pm UTC

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When We Two Parted

Byron claimed that the poem was written in 1808 but he did this only to protect whom the poem is about: Lady Frances Wedderburn Webster. It was first published in 1816 and most scholars agree that...

Latest answer posted July 23, 2012 2:27 pm UTC

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When We Two Parted

The second stanza uses the rhyme scheme ababcdcd, a simple and straightforward rhythm and meter. There is no real indication of who the speaker is and there's really no clue as to the sex of either...

Latest answer posted July 23, 2012 1:42 pm UTC

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When We Two Parted

In the first stanza of "When We Two Parted," the speaker describes his reaction to the end of a relationship with his beloved. The fact that he is "silent" indicates that he is beyond despair, that...

Latest answer posted July 23, 2012 1:59 pm UTC

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