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When We Two Parted is a romantic poem about a secret love a love that is lost The persona is speaking of this lost love and how it has affected him His heart which has not let go of this love is broken and he is dwelling on these feelings This poem brings the reader back to a time when they have maybe won and lost at love and have felt just as this persona is feeling But this poem is not just about a secret lost love It also gives the reader a mans perspective on woman and her power to make a man fall in love with her no matter what the cost The personas sad emotional state is relayed in the first lines of the poem They read When we two parted In silence and tears Half broken-hearted To sever for years 1-4 This man is quietly crying with the pain of a broken heart pain that will last for many years The persona then feels like he should have seen this heartbreak coming for Pale grew thy cheek and cold Colder thy kiss Truly that hour foretold Sorrow to this 5-8 This feeling of warning is continued in the next stanza of the poem The dew of the morning Sunk chill on my brow- It felt like the warning Of what I feel now 9-12 Not only is he sad for the loss of his love he is also wondering why he did not see it coming As this poem continues it is almost as if the persona is trying to justify his sadness by attacking his lovers reputation The lines Thy vows are all broken And light is thy fame 13-14 bear meaning that this woman was known for playing with mens hearts and then leaving them heartbroken He is just another one of the men she has toyed with and for this he is ashamed so
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