A Song of Despair
A Song of Despair Themes
Little Words, Big Ideas
"A Song of Despair" is all about the speaker feeling abandoned, desolate, deserted… uh, anyone have a spare thesaurus? He is reflecting on his long-lost love, and it makes him feel as lonely as t...
Well, if the title "A Song of Despair" doesn't clue you in, then you're in for a surprise when you see just how weepy this poem is. It's sad, sorrowful, and lamenting. The speaker has lost his lov...
Foolishness and Folly
In "A Song of Despair," the woman, who the speaker used to love, is compared to the treacherous sea, which swallows up pirates, sailors and sunglasses alike. The man who was foolish enough to fall...
Memory and the Past
We're not sure how long ago this love affair took place in "A Song of Despair," but it's definitely over. The whole poem starts with a memory, and the speaker can't shake it. Almost all of the verb...
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