When we two parted analysis

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  • Mourning a relationship
    • The poem explores the universal feeling of mourning after the loss of relationship
    • Byron expresses a range of emotions from shame & resentment to longing
    • He demonstrates the difficulty that you face when a relationship ends
      • Even when someone has left you, you are still left with your feelings for them.
  • Summary
    • By the end, the narrator is looking to the future, but he is incapable of seeing how he could ever feel any differently to how he does in this moment
    • - It focuses on the narrator's feelings of bitterness, regret & loss
    • - The poem describes the end of a relationship
    • When We Two Parted
    • The poem also explores the narrator's inability to share his pain, as the relationship was a illicit (forbidden) on


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