Analyzing the poem First Love.

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Syed Sahin Ali                                                     1914 Poetry coursework: First Love

First Love

I will be analyzing a poem called First Love, the poem was written by John Clare, who was born on ,  and died on , . The poem is about the poets first love.

The poem has three stanzas and eight lines in each stanza, there is twenty-four lines altogether. The poem rhythms, it goes in A,B A,B form, for example Hour rhythms with flower and sweet rhythms with complete. It is in first person, because it uses a lot of I, for example ”I could not see a single thing” or “I never saw so sweet a face”. From the title we can see that the poet was never in love before.

In the first line of the first stanza it says, “I ne’er was struck before that hour”, this line tells us that the poet was never struck with so much love for a person ever in his life.

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In the second line it says ,”With love so sudden and so sweet”, this line tells us that the poet fell in love so suddenly, this line has aliteration, e.g “so sudden and so sweet”.

In the third line it says, “Her face it bloomed like a sweet flower”, this line tells us that the poet was shooked and dazzeled by the girls face, and he compares it with a flower.

In the forth line it says, “And stole my heart away complete”, this line tells us that the girls face was so enlightening for the poet, ...

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