Structure

This poem follows a very straightforward structure:

  • Stanza One:The persona describes the love he feels for the object of his affections in highly figurative terms
  • Stanza Two: The persona gives an estimation of his love which seems to be as boundless as the woman is beautiful
  • Stanza Three: The persona promises his subject that he will love her eternally
  • Stanza Four: The persona bids farewell to his loved one – for now – but pledges to return to her at some point in the future