- Cyclical Structure though he accepts every moving on
- about loss, regret and acceptance
- imagery of darkness - haunting presence in his mind
- moving as he loves his wife but she is gone
'Why did you give not hint that night'
- 'why' repeated every other stanza = shows despair = 'why' does death exist?
- 'night' links to 'morrow's dawn' = metaphorical for circle of life = emphasises how quick she is gone
- contrast between 'quickly' and 'calmly' creates sense of ease
'indifferent' - should have thought of him = futile = evokes level of greif
'you' - implys that it was her fault = resentment
'where I could not follow with wing of a swallow'
- short lines = abrupt
- 'wing' is angelic not morbid
'to gain one glimpse of you...'
- monosyballic = reflect need for even a fleeting glance
- longing sensuality
'harden upon the wall'
- bitter harsh = contrasts 'softest call' creating contrast between past and present
- stresses lack of feeling = 'un' at beginning of line
- alliteration - momentous ocassion
'that moment, and altered all'
- emphasises impact on life = changed perspective
'why do you make me leave the house'
- still has power
'till in darkening dankness'
- mourning = grotesque death
- 'dankness' = romantic contrast with grotesque imagery = plosive = harsh words = anger'
- vastness of nothingness
- anger and desperation
'you were she who abode'
- repition of 'you' emphasises importance in life
- body? life can't last forever
- beauty and grace = romance
- sounds like 'aye me' = sigh of lover = romance = remenissant
'life unrolled us'
- subject of line = personification = not in control
- tone changes to sentimental and beauty = no longer bitter
- repition makes it sound conversational
- enjambment reflected
- modal = regretfullness
'bright spring weather'
- pathetic fallacy = happiness
'those places that once we visited'
- estranged = not happy anymore
'well, well' = resegnation
'unchangeable' - fragment = all emotions spent
'it must go' - monosyballic = no more energy = tired of feeling
'i seem but a dead man' - whole life over = emotionless
'to sink down soon' - tipping point = might fall = tired = too much for him
'...' - emotional breakdown
'swift-feeling' - links to 1st stanza = happened so fast
caezuras and puncuation
- make poem bitty and fragmented
- shows it is becoming too much for him = break down