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"The Bride of Abydos" (1813), a narrative poem by Lord Byron. Use this tag with the [lord-byron] and [poetry] tags.

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What deeds are emblematized by the cypress and myrtle in Byron’s “The Bride of Abydos”?

Byron’s poem The Bride of Abydos (1813) begins: Know ye the land where the cypress and myrtle     Are emblems of deeds that are done in their clime? What deeds are these trees emblems of? What myth ...
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Antecedent of a pronoun in Byron's "The Bride of Abydos"

What is the antecedent of the pronoun they in the context below, from Byron's The Bride of Abydos, Canto I, stanza 5? He is an Arab to my sight, * Or Christian crouching in the fight. – (145) But ...
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Meaning of dashes and "no more" in Byron's "The Bride of Abydos"

I came across this verse in Canto I, stanza 5, of Byron's The Bride of Abydos: That blood – he hath not heard – no more – Can someone explain the use of the dashes here and the meaning of no more? ...
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Meaning of "work me more annoy" in Byron's "The Bride of Abydos"

I am reading Byron's The Bride of Abydos and I came across this sentence in Canto I, stanza 5: 'Much I misdoubt this wayward boy Will one day work me more annoy – (133) How are we to understand the ...
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Meaning of "let the old and weary sleep" in Byron's "The Bride of Abydos"

I am unsure about the meaning of a passage from Lord Byron's The Bride of Abydos (Canto I, stanza 3). How are we to understand the sentence between dashes: let the old and weary sleep below? What ...
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Meaning of the word "award" in a stanza of Byron's "The Bride of Abydos"

I am reading a poem by Lord Byron: The Bride of Abydos and I am unsure about the meaning of the word award in Canto I, stanza 3, quoted below. Does it mean a sum of money such as a tip or does it have ...
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