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Quotes

"The fountains mingle with the rivers, the rivers with the ocean" - water imagery, growth -amplification, repeated imagery of unity

"Nothing in this world is single; all things by a law divine"
- nothing is absolute, world is large scale exaggeration, law divine is rules that can't be broken

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About/context

19th Century

Man trying to persuade women by saying everything is in pairs in nature, rejection of this duality is unforgivable

Typical romantic focus on nature

3

View of love
Feelings presented

Unrequited Love

Feelings of longing seduction frustration desire

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What to analyse

Nature imagery
Exaggeration, personification

Pair of stanzas
Interlocking rhyme scheme - unity