George Gordon / Lord Byron
● Was an english poet in the romantic moment.
● He was born in london on 22 january 1788
● He attended trinity Cambridge College
● In 1812 he published his first major work
● He married Anne Isabella Milbanke in 1815,
but separated shortly after.
● It was suspected he had an aﬀair with his
half-sister Augusta Leigh and other actresses.
Relevance of the title of the poem “When we
The poem deals with the end of a relationship that the narrator
,hat is thought to be Lord Byron himself feels sad and regretful
about. Throughout the poem Byron express his feelings for the
woman and the relation between them.
Voice/ adresse:It is said that is his own experience so we assume he is the voice.It’s
Lord’s Byron’s voice
Theme: it is betrayal In "When We Two Parted," the poet speaks often of his sorrow and
pain. He recalls the tears shed when the relationship was severed, of being
broken-hearted, of how his sorrow has not abated over the years. The cause of such
pain is more than the simple fact of the relationship's termination. Promises have been
Tone:The poem begins with the bleak tone of despair which will characterize the entire
work. Immediately the reader is introduced to the speaker’s “silence and tears” (line 2)
upon the breakup. Her own reaction is to grow cold—the physical description of her
cheek as “cold” and “pale” hints at sickness, but her “colder” kiss (line 6) implies an
emotional detachment growing from the very moment of their parting, which Byron
finds unbearable. He sees her immediate response and his own emotional reaction at
the time as a portent of the future (the present of the poem) as “that hour foretold /
Sorrow,” which would reach from the past to today.
4 Literary Devices
Metaphor:(line 17 - 18) “the name thee before me, all knell to mine ear”
Repetition(line 2 and 32) “Silence and tears”
Anaphora (line 25 - 26) “In secret we met, in silence I great”
The rhyme is assonance is the firsts stanzas and in the ones of the end consonance.