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Tears, broken hearts, sorrow—and that's just the first stanza. Sadness is everywhere in "When We Two Parted" The speaker was sad when he had to say goodbye to his friend, and he's still sad now, in the present as he writes the poem. Even though he wr
when we parted sadness theme
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Nobody dies for real in this poem, but death is still all over the place. "When We Two Parted" is first and foremost a poem about the death of a relationship—that's what saying goodbye for a long time is, after all: a kind of death. Moreover, when th
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If you're still sad about saying goodbye to somebody to the point that you can't even hear their name without getting a little upset, there must be love involved. Or, if not love, then something really close to love must be going on. Now, usually, lo
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The theme and tone of the poem "Love's Philososphy" by Percy Shelley are two separate, but linked, concepts. The themes of the poem are rejection, love, union and disappointment as they can be beautifully represented through Nature. Because of the th
loves philosophy theme
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Communication: the poem focuses on letters between two people who are apart from each other. 'Letters', 'write to me', 'singing', 'feeding words onto a blank screen', 'sends me word', 'envelope', 'tap out messages'. The many references to communicati
letters communication theme
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Memory: the first three stanzas focus on a memory of a moment in the past when the couple stood by the pond. The final stanza is a reflection on the lasting power of that memory. ‘Since then, keen lessons that love deceives/ And wrings with wrong, ha
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Seasons/nature: many references to weather and the passing of time. The male letter writer is gardening and seems close to nature. 'February', 'the first lapwings', 'seeing the seasons turning', 'breaking ice', 'clearing ... snow', 'pouring air and l
letters seasons themes
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News: two kinds of news – 'daily headlines' and letters 'headlines', 'sends me word', 'the news'. The poet contrasts two kinds of news; the daily news headlines they both know about, even though they are far apart, and the personal news they share in
letters news themes
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To the farmer, the relationship with his wife should be functional and uncomplicated. Feelings should not need to be a consideration; the option of taking time to "woo" or encourage love is out of the question. He is full of regret that there is not
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Parental love: the parent’s love for his child is shown in the pain he feels when he realises he has to let the child go. ‘love is proved in the letting go’ The final line of the poem is conclusive and shows how the speaker reaches a place of accepta
walking away themes
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Oh, papa—this little dude really and truly looks up to his dad. Told through his eyes, his father is the most magnificent plowman to have ever walked the face of the earth, and man, does he want to be like him. The speaker of "Follower" is like a lit
follower admiration theme
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Though the saying, "like father like son" might not perfectly apply to these two (the father seems to be equipped with a set of strengths and skills that the son exhibits no evidence of having), that doesn't mean the bond between them is any less sig
follower family theme
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Follower," the speaker's father is the model of strength and skill. According to his son, he's an absolute expert with the plow. And plowing, especially the horse-drawn kind, is no easy work. It takes an incredible amount of strength to steer the hor
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The speaker of "Follower" seems pretty young for most of the poem—he's looking into the past when he was a child, following his dad around the field as he plowed. Although he doesn't show any natural knack for being able to plow (he's clumsy and chat
follower identity theme
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