The poem "Echo," written by Christina Rossetti, gives me the impression of a love had and lost possibly by death or maybe the writter is writing about someone who is about to die. The first stanza gives me the feeling of someone dreaming about their loved one. In lines 1 and 2, "Come to me in the silence of the night; Come in the speaking silence of a dream," the missing loved one could possibly be in a comma and the writer still has hope of them waking up from their sickness.
Line 6 of the poem, "O memory, hope, love of finished years," could mean the writer is thinking back on how great her life has been with her loved one. She is starting to realize that maybe her loved one may be better off going on to heaven. She realizes that staying here on earth could be causing more pain and she is ready to let her loved one go.
In the final stanza, Christina Rossetti writes, "Yet come to me in dreams, that I may live My very life again though cold in death." She has finaly come to terms with the fact that her loved one is gone, but she still holds on to the possibility of seeing her loved one in a dream. Maybe in her dream she will have some kind of peace knowing that she can at least keep her memories of her loved one. She can feel all the love she felt during the years when she was able to still wrap her arms around that person. This poem shows her struggle with losing her loved one.