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Poetry: The Sorrow of True Love

Edward Thomas

Someone broken hearted

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

A broken heart

12 line sonnet

– 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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