I think that although the 'First Love' and 'When We Two Parted' are different due to the fact that one focuses on love and the other on loss. The difference in language of the two poems is tied up with the theme

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Explore the Themes of love and Loss in Two Poems studied, Showing How the Poets Have Used Language and Form to Express Their Ideas.

'First Love' written by John Clare (1793-1864), who was a romantic poet, used verse in this poem, as a way of articulating the feelings he felt the first time that he fell in love. In the poem, he reminisces about a previous failed romance which was his first love, and illustrates in length, the emotions experienced. 'When We Two Parted', written by Lord Byron, however, takes a different approach to the way that a love poem is usually written. The poet uses a quarrelsome style, in which he often uses verse to attack his enemies. This surfaces in 'When We Two Parted', as he emphasises the betrayal felt by a woman he loved. In this poem, the theme that runs throughout is loss of a love, rather than actually being in love. Lord Byron explores the link between love and loss, by directing the poem at an ex-lover.

The title 'First Love' sums up the whole poem into two words. The poet was struck motionless by this sudden burst of affection. The poem does not link a chain of events, but instead is used so that the poet can put into words what is going on inside his mind, and to his body,

"And then my blood rushed to my face".

He recounts how his feelings affected him physically, as he blushed. This explanation of physical movement works with the description of emotional feelings to build up the image to the reader, and involve them in the poem to keep them interested. 'When We Two Parted', also sums up the whole poem into a simple phrase. It gives simple, yet meaningful information, telling the reader that two people were involved in a relationship, which was unable to develop into a romance. They therefore had to separate, even if it was only the choice of one party, the woman, as she deceived Lord Byron into believing she was in love with him even though she was not. The poem does not so much tell a story, but has a first person narration which suggests it is an autobiographical account of the poet expressing his attitude and point of view on the break up.

'First Love' focuses on the importance and power of emotions, which occur when one, falls in love. Its form and language are simple, but simple proves to be best, especially when trying to reveal complex emotions,
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"I ne'er was struck before that hour".

This is relatively simple to understand, yet brings the reader realise what this love meant, and how sudden such a life changing experience can impact one's life. 'When We Two Parted', focuses on the loss that love can bring, when one is heart broken. The language used is also quite simple but each sentence is meaningful,

"I hear thy name spoken and share in its shame".

Shame is a strong word, and Lord Byron uses it freely, to show that he was ashamed of the woman, and ...

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This essay shows a good knowledge of both poems as well as a knowledge of poetic devices and techniques, but the writer becomes increasingly repetitive and should aim to include other ideas about each writer's approach. ***