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So We'll Go No More A-roving (Lord Byron)- Response Paper

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We'll Go No More A-roving Lord Byron In We'll Go No More A-roving, Lord Byron proves the essentiality of one's youth in their life. Through this the poet brings in the universal concept of wear and tear to as he tries to make the reader realize that the end of youth can halt benefits for a person and one should enjoy it to the fullest. Byron provides illustrations of physical wear and tear in order to make the reader understand the bodily change that one goes through during old age. He writes 'For the sword outlives its sheath/ And the soul wears out the breast', and by this he suggests that the body is outworn by age and is no longer able to keep up. ...read more.


Although bodily changes take place, Byron tries to make the reader be aware that the changes do not affect intangible things. Even though one's body may grow older and shrivelled, their thoughts and emotions do not deteriorate. However when he writes 'And the heart must pause to breathe,/ And love itself have rest', it gives the impression that although 'love' and the emotional state of the 'heart' can not be significantly altered, after a period of intense emotional upheaval one requires a rest. Byron also tries to tell the reader that as one grows, nothing stops for their growth. He writes 'And the moon be still as bright' and through this the reader gets a sense that age can not stop the regular routine of nature and nature will just continue its usual activities. ...read more.


However its end can disturb this privilege one holds, leaving the person to weep for this loss. Byron tries to make the reader understand that although old age may not change the situation around one, it may affect things important to them, for e.g. even the 'love' that has to eventually rest. One gets the sense that ultimately every object wears out its holder and this strikes the reader with the reality of life, which eventually also will finish off. The reader realizes that not only is youth an essential phase of their life but it is also the part that allows them the most benefits and opportunities, leaving one with the decision whether to enjoy them or not. ...read more.

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