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The first poem, as the title implies, is more hopeful and positive. It speaks of hope as a little bird that stays with you (perches in the soul). The song of the bird is "sweetest" or most welcome when times are at their worst (sweetest in the gale is heard). Hope has stayed with through her worst times(I've heard it in the chillest land). In contrast the second poem is saying that the author has actual died twice before her physical death. The author has undergone devastatiing losses(so huge so hopeless to conceive) and describes parting akin to the torment we will feel in Hell.