April Midnight

By Arthur Symons

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Arthur Symons bio

Born February 28, 1865, British poet, critic, and translator Arthur Symons was born in Wales and educated by private tutors. At 16, Symons moved to London, where he joined a vibrant literary community and participated, alongside poets like William Butler Yeats, in the notorious Rhymers’ Club, a group of poets and writers responsible for witty repartee anthologies such as The Book of the Rhymers’ Club (1892), in which Symons’s poems appeared. Symons’s formal poetry explores romantic love, loss, and the passage of time.

Important key lines from "April Midnight"

In “April Midnight” begins by immediately letting the audience know that he THE SPEAKER is with another person by beginning the first line with, “Side by side” (1). The first line ends with, “through the streets at midnight,” (1) which is a literal statement. The first line creates an image of two people walking down a street in the heart of the night, and then the second line, “Roaming together” (2) shows that these two people are not walked to a particular destination, but rather they are wandering aimlessly; they are just enjoying each other’s company and the night.
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Poem Film: April Midnight by Arthur Symons
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