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The Spell is Broke The Charm is Flown The spell is broke the charm is flown Thus is it with Lifes fitful fever We madly smile when we should groan Delirium is our best deceiver Each lucid interval of thought Recalls the woes of Natures character And He acts as wise men ought But lives - as saints have died - A martyr George Gordon Byron Great romantic poet George Gorgon Byron has written this poem the Spell is Broke the Charm is Flown at the age of 22 Then he was visiting Athens And this poem is written on January 16 1810 This short Byrons poem is very impressive it is full of different feelings and emotions It seems that poet has put his passionate heart into it I think that in this work Byron through romantic hero expresses his emotions and sufferings In this poem disappointment in life in love is expressed and felt Byron says that people are not frank and true they pretend they live as wise men ought but in fact it makes then suffer This pretence is unbearable for Byrons hero or maybe even for him himself This is poem about man who longs for understanding harmony and of course happiness However the way in order to reach all that is quite difficult and man tries to avoid pains and difficulties Man lives in another world unreal world he deceives himself saying that everything is as if should be But in fact this man hides his real feelings nevertheless he realizes that no one is interested in them thus he adapts to living in delirium and suffers further I suppose that this poem is Byrons calling for help He wants to be understood he realizes that the reality and ones dreams differ a lot To emphasize these contrasts - what ones feel and what ones shows to others - Byron contrasts things eg
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