Lord Byron's Poems

Does the speaker still love the lady in the poem "when we two parted "? Justify answer

When We Two Parted

by George Gordon Byron

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The name of the beloved carries over into the third stanza as an unknown. An equally unknown “they” speak the beloved’s name, which sounds as a “knell” (line 18) in the speaker’s ear. He shudders and wonders why the beloved was so dear (either to him or to others). He compares his love to those others’ concern; they do not know of the speaker’s intimate knowledge of the one they name so casually (lines 21-23). The speaker concludes that he shall mourn the beloved’s loss “Too deeply to tell” (line 24).