There is nothing else to say. It is a part of life, and there are no words to convey how one feels about it. The poet is silenced by the overall quietness of the circumstance. He has no voice left to speak.
The poet eventually becomes mute because she is overpowered by sadness and the anguish of being separated from her mother. She realizes that her mother's grin has faded, as has her mother's presence in her life. The snapshot evokes a fond childhood memory of the poet's mother. However, since her mother is dead, there is no way for her to speak of it.
Poets usually use language to express their feelings. But due to the gravity of this situation, they find it difficult to put into words what has happened. So they keep silent, which is why we are left with only their poems to reveal their emotions.
Complaint describes a significant shift in the poet's life—someone in his life, a friend or lover, has left him or altered his ideas, and is no longer the person the poem knows, the person the poet cared for and loved; instead, he has become a stranger. The speaker complains about this change to someone who should know better, a priest. The priest is one of the few people allowed to give advice in ancient Greek poetry.
The speaker tells the priest that nobody likes to be complained about, but then he goes on to say that even if someone did mind being criticized, it is still their right. In other words, what matters most is not whether anyone minds being complained about, but rather that the speaker feels better for having complained.
This poem is very similar to others we have seen so far. It uses iambic pentameter, which is the standard meter for classical English poems, and it is composed in stanzas of three lines with an end-stop to indicate where there is no more room on the page. There are many variants of this poem, which shows how popular it was during its time.
It has been suggested that the speaker is Plato, but this remains speculation.
The poet just requested us to be silent and stop working so that we might see the wicked behaviors. People who engage in conflicts and illegal actions will realize their errors and cease to do so, resulting in a peaceful society. The poet is saying that if we could only stop fighting each other and work together, we would see how much better off we would be.
This is another example of a poetic question. The poet is asking us to think about what he has said and apply it to our daily lives.
As a result of this understanding, the speaker adopts a gloomy tone for the remainder of the poem. This tone is evident when the speaker employs the language and style of the poem to imply that the primary fight is within the speaker himself with his despair. We first notice his use of words when he refers to himself as an unoccupied entity. Then we find out that he is "alone" and "no one else but I." Finally, we learn that he is the only person who can change this state of affairs by fighting against his own feelings.
This last fact explains why the speaker uses such a pessimistic tone. He wants others to understand how difficult it is to struggle against your own feelings and desires so that they will not make the same mistake. For example, when he says "No one can show me any better way," he is saying that no one can give him hope because everyone else is still in need of hope itself.
Furthermore, the speaker uses many phrases like "a deathbed," "an empty room," and "a silent night" to describe his situation. These images are meant to convey how lonely and forsaken he feels.
In conclusion, without hope is a very bleak and depressing thing to be. It means that you are alone in your misery with nothing else to live for except perhaps to feel even more depressed about what has happened to you.