When We Two Parted by Lord Byron
"When We Two Parted" is a poem written by Lord Byron. This writing is sometimes seen as controversial due to what it's about: loving someone who no one else knows about. Therefore, there have been many assumptions about who this person is. Is the person described in the poem a fellow male? Was it someone close to Lord Byron's family? Who was it?
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This poem is made up of four stanzas with eight lines in each. Each stanza contains the rhyme scheme ABABCDCD. The poem does not have a symple meter structure. Some lines contains five syllables, others have four, and others even have six.
When We Two Parted When we two parted In silence and tears, Half broken-hearted To sever for years, Pale grew thy cheek and cold, Colder thy kiss; Truly that hour foretold Sorrow to this. The dew of the morning Sunk chill on my brow-- It felt like the warning Of what I feel now. Thy vows are all broken, And light is thy fame: I hear thy name spoken, And share in its shame. They name thee before me, A knell to mine ear; A shudder comes o'er me-- Why wert thou so dear? They know not I knew thee, Who knew thee too well: Lond, long shall I rue thee, Too deeply to tell. I secret we met-- I silence I grieve, That thy heart could forget, Thy spirit deceive. If I should meet thee After long years, How should I greet thee? With silence and tears.
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