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Love Lives Beyond the Tomb

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Haley Mistretta

on 14 January 2014

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Transcript of Love Lives Beyond the Tomb

About the Poem
Written after 1860
Considered an "Asylum Poem"

About John Clare
Born
: July 13, 1793 in Northamptonshire, England
Died
: May 20, 1864
Known as "The Northamptonshire Peasant Poet"
Married Martha Turner in 1820 and had 7 children
Acquired severe depression and alcoholism in later years
Entered an insane asylum in later life
Wrote many poems about love
Important Lines
Love loves beyond / The tomb, the earth which fades like dew / I love the fond / The faithful and the true
A Good Poem...WHY?
Personification
can be found a lot throughout the poem
built around personification
Tone
hopeful / bouyant
Rhythm
easy-flowing
Works Cited
poetryfoundation.org
enotes.com
poemhunter.com
slate.com
Love Lives Beyond the Tomb
By: John Clare
Poem Meaning
Love can be found anywhere in life
Love can withstand almost all situations and circumstances
The alive lover can see their love when looking at flowers, hear the love in the springtime, and love lives within their dreams
In time the lovers will meet again
Their love is still alive
These lines are important because it is the opening stanza and really sets the mood for the rest of the poem. The speaker is saying that he loves their relationship even though it isn't there anymore. Their love goes beyond the "real world"
Important Lines
...Eve's dews may weep / but love delightful seems
These lines are important because they are saying that the speaker can still enjoy love even when she/he is sad
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