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  • The speaker feels he has nothing to do with his life anymore. He is all alone. He seems to be waiting for his love to return even though they said goodbye. He doesn't speculate where she is or what she does, but wherever she is she makes the people around her happy. At the end he says even though they left him he still has no ill feelings towards them.
  • Paraphrase
  • The narrator uses the simile " like a sad slave" to compare himself to a slave and to show he gets no affection no matter how hard he works. He uses imagery like " watch the clock" to show that he is waiting for someone.
  • Connotation
  • The author uses words like sad slave, watch the clock, adieu, and absence to create a sad and lonely tone.
  • Attitude/Tone
  • All alone
  • There is a shift at the couplet where the speaker tells us what he truly feels. He still feels love towards his lover even though they left him and gave him no affection.
  • Shifts
  • The title is about a person who feels like he has no purpose but to serve his love, but his lover moves on and leaves him alone to wait for her return.
  • Title
  • When will she come back.
  • The poem is about a person who is left behind by his lover and now is all alone. He is waiting for them to return. He doesn't suspect she did anything bad, just wherever she is people are happy. He still loves her. The theme of the poem is that love makes you look past and forgive their mistakes and wrong doing and only make you see the good in them.
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