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The parting of two lovers In the poem A Valediction Forbidding Mourning by John Donne the speaker of the poem is talking to his lover to tell her that although he is leaving their love will not be effected It surprised me when I read the poem because I thought from the title that somebody died and this poem is to make him feel better However the speaker describes the love between him and his lover and there still something bad is happening to mourn and that is his departure and their separation Thus the poetic line the meter and the sound are all connected to the idea of parting and making the lover fell better about it The poem consists of short lines and that makes it flow smoothly with a rhyme at the ending Also the shortness of the line makes the simple words that was used to stand out and be emphasized more to give the idea desired by the speaker such as pass souls sad and go in the first stanza There is a sad tone in the poem that describes souls passing away and tears being shed for a couple that were so much in love Their love could not be measured because it was not only simple love with hands lips and eyes only these couple will miss more than these body elements because their love was based on a more complex things The separation between the two would be a big loss for both and might get them emotionally disturbed However the flow of the poem and the use of simple words make this sadness less serious and the emotions less troubled by the separation Also to make the reader feel better about the fact that one of the two lovers is leaving The length of the lines seems to draw the reader and
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