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Change Upon Change by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
"Five months ago the stream did flow,
The lilies bloomed within the sedge,
And we were lingering to and fro,
Where none will track thee in this snow,
Along the stream, beside the hedge.
Ah, Sweet, be free to love and go!
For if I do not hear thy foot,
The frozen river is as mute,
The flowers have dried down to the root:
And why, since these be changed since May,
Shouldst thou change less than they.
And slow, slow as the winter snow
The tears have drifted to mine eyes;
And my poor cheeks, five months ago
Set blushing at thy praises so,
Put paleness on for a disguise.
Ah, Sweet, be free to praise and go!
For if my face is turned too pale,
It was thine oath that first did fail,
It was thy love proved false and frail,
And why, since these be changed enow,
Should I change less than thou.
Text to Text: This poem reminds me of a book I read when I was little, talking about how when a tree dies, it can give off seeds. The book was comparing the tree to a loved one who dies and how while their body is dead, their soal lives on."
Text to Text: This poem reminds me of a book I read when I was little, talking about how when a tree dies, it can give off seeds. The book was comparing the tree to a loved one who dies and says while their body is dead, their soul lives on.
Text to Self: This poem relates to me because it describes not only the change of things with seasons, but change people go through at certain times in their life that I notice.
Text to World: This poem had a global theme because it talks about through time, things change. It is talking about change with winter, but it is symbolic to people changing. It shows that things change whether you like it or not, it just depends on what goes on around you, that you might not even have control over.
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