Study Guide

When We Two Parted Tough-o-Meter

By Lord Byron

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(2) Sea Level

The words and sentence-structure (syntax) of this poem are pretty easy-going. The only potential hiccup with this little guy is the obscurity of the references: who is the speaker? Who is he talking about? Why did Byron write this anyway? A quick perusal of our "In a Nutshell" section should help you there, however, so there's little to fear with this poem.

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