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Poetry: The Sorrow of True Love

Poet
Edward Thomas

Speaker
Someone broken hearted

Summary
The speaker is talking of how love is positive until it ends and that is the true sorrow.

Theme
A broken heart

Form
12 line sonnet

Structure
– enjambment
– rhyming couplets

Removed eternally from the sun’s law.
last line

Of drops that from remorse and pity fall
anti-penultimate line

That can mistake lack of despair for hope
line 7

Is but hope blinded by its tears,
line 4

The sorrow of true love is a great sorrow
first line

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