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  • First Love
    • A man's first experience of love
      • Description of his feelings and questions
    • 1st person narrative of the description of his feelings; very personal
    • Clare uses imagery which results in no extended metaphor, but simply describes the actions to the reader
    • Clare uses 3 stanzas with A/B rhyming couplets which allows the poem to flow
    • Clare uses questions to create a sense of uncertainty as it is the first time he has experienced love
    • Clare makes the poem memorable through the description of his feelings
      • 'I ne'er struck before that hour'


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