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Tears Idle Tears Tears idle tears I know not what they mean The previous sentence is a line from Alfred Lord Tennysons poem Tears idle tears Just from reading the first sentence in this poem you get an understanding that the speaker is weeping Something doleful and saddening has happened in the speakers life However he claims he does not know what his tears mean After reading this poem I got the feeling that the speaker had lost a loved one There are many intimations that lead me to this conclusion In the first stanza from the line Tears from the depth of some divine despair I know that the speaker is feeling great sorrow of something that is a divine despair The first thing I think of is death Rise in the heart and gather to the eyes In looking on the happy autumn-fields And thinking of the days that are no more The speaker is feeling the emptiness of the days to come He feels he is no longer happy without his love He thinks of the days the way he is accustomed to feeling that will be different now Fresh as the first beam glittering on a sail The speakers emotions are new to him he has not experienced them yet therefore he is unsure about how to deal with them That brings our friends up from the underworld When someone dies old friends usually turn up to mourn for the death Memories are thought of because of the death This line is saying that the underworld death is bringing friends closer to him So sad so fresh the days that are no more He is perplexed and unsure of what to feel Ah sad and strange as in dark summer dawns The earliest pipe of half-awakened birds To dying ear when unto dying eyes I am unsure of what this sequence of lines means I believe it
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