Compare "A Red Red Rose" by Robert Burns to "so we'll go no more a-roving" by Lord Byron. How do they convey feelings of desire and loss?

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Compare 'A Red, Red, Rose' to 'So We'll Go No More A-Roving. How do they convey feelings of desire and loss?

Both a 'Red, Red, Rose' and so we'll go no more a-roving' are

wrote in ballad form. They are romantic poems about desire, loss

and regret.

'So we'll go no more a-roving' (L1) is to be spoken with regret in

a melancholic tone. Byron knows and accepts that he can no

longer go out 'So late into the night' (L2) he shrugs of his wanting

with the use of the word 'So' but the desire is still there even

though it can no longer be achieved. 'Though the heart still be as

loving, And the moon still be as bright' (L3-4). Even though the

moon is old like him it can still stay out late into the night. The

moon is a representation for Byron still being young of mind, his

emotional will and desire to go out are still as bright as they were

when he was young.

Now he is too old to do all of these things he

used to do and still wants to do. Byron is reminiscing about his

past and looking back wishing/desiring that he can do them all

over again and relive the experiences once again unfortunately he

knows that this is not possible and is regretful over this. 'For the

sword outwears its sheath' (L5) this represents how Byron was in

his youthfulness his ability to dual, stand up for his self and

generally take part in energetic activities. Even though Byron still

wants to do all of these things and in spirit he is still able, but his

body is too worn to let him. 'And the soul wears out the breast'

(L6). Byron's soul will last forever...