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when we are two parted
When we were two parted is a lyric poem made up of four octets, each with a rhyme scheme ABABCDCD. The concept at the end of the poem is carried over into the first two lines of the following stanza linking the poems content together across the stanza breaks to unify the author’s sense of sorrow at the loss of his beloved.
The poem was first published in 1816, but Byron falsely attributed its writing to 1808 in order to protect the identity of its subject, Lady Frances Wedderburn Webster.
Many scholars believe the poem to have actually been written in 1816, when Lady Frances was linked to the Duke of Wellington in a scandalous relantionships
P. B. Shelly expresses that everything in the nature are in union. “The fountains mingle with the river and the rivers with the ocean”. He wants to have an intimate relationship with the girl. He claims that the world is held by a “law divine” so nothing in the world is single. He’s advocating his intention on having a relationship with her.
The mountains are touching high heaven and the waves clasp one another. He means that every nature is embracing each other. No man can be forgiven if he hates another man. He’s proposing that all men should be in a good term with each other. He said that what is the use of nature embracing each other if you (lover) don’t reciprocate my love?
What the author is trying to imply is that love is in vain if it’s a ‘one-sided’ love. Love is interdependent. There is also a message that the natural world is on the side of love.
The emotional state of the speaker in Sonnet 29 is one of depression: in the first line, he assumes himself to be "in disgrace with fortune," meaning he has been having bad luck. He also feels in disgrace with "men's eyes," implying that the general public looks on him unfavorably. This could be real or imagined, but it is enforced in line 2, when he bemoans his "outcast state.
The speaker finds himself envying what others have, and in lines 5-9 he sees almost everyone as having something he lacks. He wishes to be like "one more rich in hope," perhaps meaning hopeful or literally wealthy; "featured like him," refers to someone who is handsome, with beautiful features; and another is "with friends and to not be alone anymore.
Daljit Nagra was born in Bradford in 1966. His parents were immigrants and his poetry explores the lives of first generation immigrants, their children and grandchildren. His work is full of humor and affection and gentle mockery.
The title Singh Song is a pun on ‘Singh’ which all Sikh men have as part of their names. The word means ‘lion’ and is a mark of honour. Here it is used ironically, as ‘sing-song’ is also an English expression to describe simple rhythmic speech or childish nursery-rhyme style poetry. Yet, this poem is far from childish. It explores and challenges in a humorous way the merging of Sikh and English culture, challenges stereotypes and subverts the readers' expectations.