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When We Two Parted summary
Speaker recounts their betrayal of a past, secret lover and how they now feel wronged and betrayed instead.
Eden Rock summary
Causley shows a close relationship between the speaker and his parents that has survived even death - so much so that the speaker is anticipating his death so that he can be with them again.
Before You Were Mine summary
Duffy presents a strong bond between a female speaker and her mother which means that she can look back at her mother's life without and with her.
The Farmer's Bride summary
About a farmer with a very dysfunctional marriage with his wife.
Walking Away summary
Parent remembering when their child grew in independence while walking away to school for the first time. A completely right and natural thing that feels incredibly wrong.
Letters from Yorkshire summary
A long distance relationship between the poet, who lives in the city, and object of their affection, who lives in a rural area.
Speaker reminiscing about how he used to follow his father when he worked, and yet now his father follows him.
Climbing My Grandfather summary
The speaker uses the metaphor of a mountain to describe the struggle of climbing up his grandfather as the speaker trying to be better than his Grandfather.
Winter Swans summary
A couple in the middle of a heated and lengthly argument taking a walk around a lake and stop to watch a group of swans which allow them to reconcile their relationship
Love's Philosophy summary
The speaker attempts to persuade his desired lover to « mingle » with him by imagining and describing their possible future relationship.
Porphyria's Lover summary
A fatal meeting of two lovers, told from a first person viewpoint in the persona of the male lover.
Neutral Tones summary
The speaker reflects back to a particular moment in their life when they realized that the love he had with his lover died. They consider what this moment has meant to them since.
Singh Song! summary
An Indian man (Singh) living in Britain and running a corner shop. His love for his wife being the only motivation he has to get through the day of work.
Mother, any distance summary
Armitage describes the fear of his first own house, and how his mother supported him and helped him overcome his anxiety.
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