What Are Some Poems About the Loss of a Best Friend?


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Two poems about the loss of a best friend are John Milton's "Lycidas" and Alfred Lord Tennyson's "In Memoriam." Both poems deal with the consequences of the loss of a close friend and the sense of sorrow and regret that results from such an event.

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Tennyson wrote "In Memoriam" after the death of a very close friend who was also his sister's fiancé. It is a very long poem that deals with, among other things, the loss of hope after such a drastic blow. Milton's poem is about a shepherd whose close friend Lycidas has drowned. The young shepherd expresses rage that such a young life has gone to waste and seeks to know who is the architect of such a fate.

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