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Themes of Love and Loss in Poetry In this essay, we're going to analyse five poems to study how love and loss are treated at the pre-nineteenth century poems, "So, we'll go no more a roving" and "When we two parted" by Lord Byron, "Sonnet 116" by William Shakespeare, "How do I love thee?" by Elizabeth Barrett-Browning and "Remember" by Christina Rossetti. After taking a look at the level of implication of each of the poets in their writing, we will demonstrate how they treat the topics of loss and love. Written by William Shakespeare from the 16th century, "Sonnet 116" is the most ancient poem in this collection. It has fourteen lines and can be organised into three quatrains and an ending couplet. The thought pattern is ABAB. The key differences with all the other poetry is that Shakespeare doesn't get involved personally in his writing before the very last lines. He only talks of love, not loss. There are not any marks of his presence, he retains the tone neutral and impartial, so his poem has a overall outreach. He clarifies, explains what love is and, mostly, what it is not. He isn't indulgent with people who attribute time or "impediments" on the vanishment of their love. In his opinion, love does not alter "as it alteration finds" and isn't "Time's fool". The metaphor "it is the star to every wandering bark" portrays love as the guide to each soul who isn't able to appreciate the importance of it although it can see "his elevation". The next quatrain contains an elongated allegory of Love; it's said to be "an ever-fixed mark", "a celebrity", personnified from the verb "looks". The next quatrain personnifies Time because love does not bend unde...