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1

Quotes

"Silence and tears" - shame

"Sever for years" - brutal, suggests absolute separation

"They name thee before me, a knell in my ear" - death, bitterness

2

About/Context

Early 19th Century

Lord Byron having affair with lady Frances

Lady Frances linked to duke of wellington in scandalous relationship

Changed the date to protect identity - relationship would have led to social disgrace

3

View of love
Feelings presented

Painful, bitter view of love

Illicit love - forbidden

Feelings of: anger betrayal despair embarrassment grief

4

What to analyse

Deathly, cold language
Emotive language

Regular rhyme, unending pain
Circularity, no end to pain