when we two parted

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  • When We Two Parted
    • half broken-hearted
      • half  of his heart is elsewhere
    • Pale grew thy cheek and cold
      • dead
      • ill
      • relationships dead
      • imagery of winter
    • I hear thy name spoken
      • archaic
      • ashamed to hear her name
    • And share in its shame
      • sibilance
      • something happened between them and now the wife is telling people
        • not secretive
      • 'share' usually positive
    • Why wert  thou so dear?
      • interrogative
      • why were you so loved by me?
      • imperative
      • archaic language
    • Long, long shall I rue thee
      • strong hate
      • regrets the relationship
      • repetition
      • long relationship
    • too deeply to tell
      • feelings too strong to talk about
      • upper class so could be about a mistress
    • In secret we met
      • first romance
      • hiding the affair
      • secretive relationship
    • In silence I grieve
      • denial of emotions and relationship
    • How should I greet thee?
      • interrogative
      • archaic
      • enjambment
    • With silence and tears
      • still hiding his love
      • juxtaposition

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