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Shades, stream

“mother _____ her eyes… looks my way”

“over the drifted _____”

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Silence, tears

“When we two parted, in ___ & _____ “: Cyclical structure, starts and ends with this

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sever

“Half broken hearted, to _____ for years”

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pale, kiss

“__ ___grew thy cheek and cold, colder thy ___

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sorrow

“______ to this”

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dew

“____ of the morning sunk chill on my brow”

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vows, light

“_____ are all broken”

“______ is thy fame”

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spoken, shame

“I hear thy name ______”

“share in its _____” - alliteration

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knell, shudder

“_____ in mine ear”

“______ comes o’ver me”

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Too well

“They know not I knew thee, who knew thee _______”

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Rue

“Long, long shall I ____ thee, too deeply to tell”

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silence, grieve

“In ______ we met -

in silence I ______”

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heart, spirit

“Thy ______ could forget,

Thy ______ could deceive”

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long years, greet'

Silence, tears

“If I should meet thee after _______, how should I _____ thee?” - rhetorical question, cyclical structure

“With ___ and ____”

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Lord Byron

  • mad, bad, dangerous to know

  • Thought to be based on one of his scandalous relationships - Lady Frances Webster

  • Romantic Poet - 1788-1824

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structure of WWTP

  • 4 octaves

  • Regular rhyme scheme

  • Cyclical structure

  • Flicks between past present and future

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WWTP themes

  • secret, forbidden love

  • Regret, pain, loss, death

  • Anger

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WWTP comparisons

  • neutral tones

  • Winter swans

  • Farmer’s bride

  • Porphyria’s lover

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Percy Shelley

  • 1792-1822: Dies by drowning

  • Marys Shelley’s husband

  • Romantic poet

  • Radical Athiest

  • Close friend of Byron

  • Challenged religious conventions, sometimes approach Pantheism or nature worship

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mingle, ocean, heaven

“Fountains ______ with the river”

“Rivers mix with the ______”

“winds of ______ mix for ever”

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emotion

“with a sweet ______”

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single, divine

“nothing in the world is _____”

“all things by a law ______”

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thine

“Why not I with ____?”

Repetition of mingle at start and end of stanza

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mountains

“_______ kiss high heaven”- alliteration, personification

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clasp

“Waves ____ one another”

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flower

“No sister-_____ would be forgiven”

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disdain

“_____’d its brother”

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sunlight

“______ clasps the earth”

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moonbeams

“________ kiss the sea”

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kissings

“what are all these ______ worth, if thou kiss not me?”

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LP structure

  • rhyme scheme in both stanzas

  • 2 stanzas, 2 questions, 2 sentences

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LP comparisons

  • when we two parted

  • Sonnet 29

  • Farmer’s bride

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thee, thoughts

“I think of ____!”

“my _______ do twine and bud”- ext. metaphor male (tree), female (vine)

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wild vines

“thee, as ____ ______ about a tree”

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leaves

“Put out broad ______, …… nought to see”

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green

“except the straggling _____…. Hides the wood”

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palm

“_____-tree be it understood”- imperstuvd command

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thoughts

“I won’t have my ______ instead of thee”

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renew, tree

“Instantly _____ thy presence” - enjambment

“strong ____ should”

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rustle, trunk

“_____ thy boughs”

“set thy _____ all bare”- phallic imagery of tree and vine

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greenery

“bands of ______ which insphere thee”

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heavily

“Drop _____ down - burst, shattered everywhere”- action verbs for onomatopoeia

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deep joy, shadow

“__________ to see and hear thee”

“breathe within thy ______ a new air”

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cyclical structure

“I do not think of thee- I am too near thee”

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S29 structure

  • octave and sennet

  • Cyclical structure - WW2P

  • Thoughts, demanded closeness, together as one

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S29 themes & comparisons

  • fufilment, longing, distance

  • Climbing my grandfather, singh song

  • Letters from Yorkshire, winter swans

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pond, god

“stood by a _____ that winter day”

“sun was white …. Chidden of ____”

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starving, ash

“Few leaves lay on _______ sod”

“fallen from an ____ and were grey”

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tedious

“eyes that rove over ______ riddles of years ago”

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love

“Lost the more by our ______”

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deadest

“smile …. Was the _____ thing”

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strength

“alive enough to have ______ to die”

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bitterness

“grin of _______ swept thereby”

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ominous

“like an ______ bird a wing”

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deceives

“keen lessons that love ________”

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wrong

“wrings with _______, have shaped to me”

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god

“____- curst sun”

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greyish

“pond edged with _______ leaves”

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NT structure

  • cyclical structure: Leaves and pond

  • 4 quatrains and abba structure

  • Enjambment

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NT themes

pain, loss, death, bitterness, anger, nature

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NT comparisons

  • When we two parted

  • Eden Rock

  • Winter swans

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potatoes

“digging his garden, planting _________”: Alliteration

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lapwings

“first ________ return”- spring, set in February

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Singing

“his knuckles _______ …. As they reddened in the warmth”: Enjambment, personification

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romance

“not ______, simply how things are”

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seasons

“In the cold, seeing the _______ turning:” Alliteration, enjambment

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headlines

“my heartful of ________”: Alliteration

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feeding

“_______ words onto a blank screen”: Personification

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sow

“Is your life more real because you dig and _____?”

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waterbutt, clearing

“You wouldn't say … breaking ice on a _______”

“______ a path through the snow”

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world, light

“It’s you who sends me word of that other ______”

“pouring air and ____ into an envelope”

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houses

“same news in different _____”

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souls

“_____ tap out messages across the icy miles”

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LFY themes

  • communication

  • Love

  • Long distance relationship

  • Longing

  • Nature

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LFY structure

  • 5 unrhymed tercets

  • Irregular rhyme structure

  • Enjambment 1-2 stanza, 2-3 stanza

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LFY

  • mother any distance

  • Climbing my grandfather

  • before you were mine

  • Follower

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Maura Dooley

  • relationship with her father

  • Born in Cornwall, moved to London for work

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Farmer’s bride

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eighteen, turning

“_______ years ago”

“sunny day with leaves just ______”

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ruled

“touch lines new ______- since I watched you play”

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satellite, orbit

“like a _______”

“wrenched from its ______” - hyperbole, simile, enjambment

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drifting

“go ______ away”

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Scatter

“________ of boys”

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walking away

“__________ from me towards…”

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pathos, wilderness

“with the _________ of a half-fledged thing set free into a ____________”

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gait

“_____ of one who finds no path where the path should be”

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hesitant, winged

“_______ figure, eddying away”

“like a _____ seed loosened from its parent stem”

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convey

“I never quite grasp to ______”

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scorching, fire’s

“nature’s give and take - the small, the ______ _______

ordeals which ____ one’s irresolute clay”

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gnaws

“worse partings ….. ________ at my mind still”

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perfectly, walking away

“roughly saying what God alone could _______ show”

“selfhood begins with a _________”

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letting go

“love is proved in the ___________”

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WA structure

  • 4x5 stanzas

  • 1,3,5 rhyme

  • conversational tone - reflected in rhythm of poem’s metre

  • title repeated

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WA comparisons

  • mother any distance

  • Winter swans

  • Before you were mine

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WA key themes

INDEPENDENCE, AGING, REFLECTION, CHILDHOOD, MEMORY, PARENTHOOD, NATURE, PARTING

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waiting

“_______ for me somewhere beyond Eden Rock”

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irish, terrier

“father, twenty five”

“same suit, of genuine _____ tweed”

“_____ jack still two years old and trembling at his feet”

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sprigged, ribbon, wheat

“mother, twenty three”

“______ dress drawn at the waist”

“_______ in her straw hat has spread the white cloth over the grass”

“hair, colour of ________, takes on the light”

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thermos, milk, paper, three, blue

“pours tea from a _______”

“_____ straight from an old HP sauce bottle”

“screw of ______…. cork”

“sets out the same ____ plates, the tin cups painted. _____”- nostalgia

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whitens

“sky ______ as if lit by three suns”

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