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We'll Go No More A-Roving by Lord Byron


"We'll Go No More A-Roving" is a poem written by Lord Byron. The poem speaks of how Byron wishes he could stop his lifestyle and start anew. However, he was unable to do so and it eventually led to the poet's death.

This poem is made up of three stanzas with four lines in each. It contains the rhyme scheme ABAB. It contains both iambic tetrameter and iambic triameter. The poem constantly uses long "o" sounds and strong "s" sounds, which just so happens to be two of Byron's beautiful auditory traits.


We'll Go No More A-Roving

So, we'll go no more a-roving
So late into the night,
Though the heart be still as loving,
And the moon be still as bright.

For the sword outwears its sheath,
And the soul wears out the breast,
And the heart must pause to breathe,
And love itself have a rest.

Though the night was made for loving,
And the day returns too soon,
Yet we'll go no more a-roving
By the light of the moon.

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