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Unformatted text preview: but the tone contrats sharply in the second stanza when she is alone and it is extremely forlorn (pain creeps into the heart, warmth of life depart, parting look and tone, I wake and am alone)- the speaker is engulfed in her passion in the first stanza, then left bare (light, the warmth of life depart) when she is away from her love, with nothing but loneliness and pain she is writing about the one she loves and the effects that person has on her, ranging from the overwhelming feelings she encounters when in that person’s prescence, to the despair and desolation she experiences when she is without him 9 lines in the first stanza, 6 in the second, 15 lines total when most sonnets have 14 first stanza: abbacdacd second stanza = ababcc how it is all about love and its effects on the speaker...
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course LIT 140 taught by Professor Christian during the Spring '08 term at Hartford.
- Spring '08