Content: a man remembering the last time he met up with a woman whom he had loved. The effect of this memory has changed the way looks at this important event.
Purpose: to show the futility of love.
Tone: the poem initially has a bitter tone. Ultimately, the poet blames love itself, not the two lovers.
Theme- the end of a relationship is bound in the them of loss of love.
The description of the scene makes the poem have a gloomy mood.
'The sun was white, as though chidden of God'- the sun is scared.
'Chidden'- negative, anxious, melancholy.
'As though chidden of God'- simile to copare the sun to a person bring told off.
'Starving sod'- alliteration of hard-sounding syllables underlines that the earth is dry and hard, almost painful. It is struggling to survive.
'Gray'- the leaves are dead.
He does not feel happy so he sees everything as melancholy.
The description of his memories of the girl he loved makes the reader feel…