Poem Analysis

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Romantic Poem Analysis
Summary:
This poem begins with a simile which is comparing the love he has for this woman to a red rose. As stated here ``O my Luve`s like a red, red rose, That`s newly sprung in June.`` Or in other words, the speaker's love is like a flower that has just sprouted from the ground. His love for this woman is very fresh, vibrant and new, meaning it will stay solid and connected, and last for a long period of time. He then continues through the opening stanza with another simile, now comparing the girl herself to a sweet melodie. ``O my Luve's like the melodie, That's sweetly played in tune.`` Here he is trying to say that, like a sweet melody that`s in tune, his love is perfect and in sync. She is just right and she has no faults and is beautiful and sweet. The second stanza starts, and the poet opens off by saying ``As fair art thou, my bonnie lass, So deep in luve am I.`` This explains how he is so genuinely attracted by this woman`s beauty as ``bonnie lass`` is an old word for gorgeous or beautiful. To end this stanza, he says ``And I will luve thee still, my dear, Till a' the seas gang dry,`` but the seas will probably never ``gang dry,`` so the speaker seems to be saying that he will love his "lass" forever, or at least until there is an apocalypse. The starting of the third stanza is repeated by the same line that ends off the second stanza. He declares ``Till a' the seas gang dry, my dear, And the rocks melt wi' the sun.`` He is again reminding us that he will love his "bonnie lass" until the seas "gang dry.`` The sea going dry is highly unlikely just like the rocks melting, (unless they get thrown into a volcano, or a meteor strikes the earth) so the speaker is again emphasizing the fact that he will love her everlastingly or at least until long after their lives are over. This is followed by the poet saying ``I will luve thee still, my dear, While the sands o' life shall run.`` He phrases these two lines very creatively as it...
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