Topics: Poetry, Alliteration, Traveler Pages: 3 (719 words) Published: April 18, 2013

The Tide Rises, the tide falls.

The tide rises, the tide falls,
The twilight darkens, the curlew calls;
Along the sea-sands damp and brown
The traveler hastens toward the town,
And the tide rises, the tide falls.
Darkness settles on roofs and walls,
But the sea, the sea in darkness calls;
The little waves, with their soft, white hands
Efface the footprints in the sands,
And the tide rises, the tide falls.
The morning breaks; the steeds in their stalls
Stamp and neigh, as the hostler calls;
The day returns, but nevermore
Returns the traveler to the shore.
And the tide rises, the tide falls.

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I think this poem is trying to tell us that when you have got ups or downs in life, you can’t do anything to change what has happened and you just to just carry on. I thought this because when he uses ‘The tide rises, the tide falls’, it makes me think of something that has ups and downs because the movement of the tides at sea is being compared to how humans like us have similar ups and downs. Sometimes we feel very happy (the tides go up high) and sometimes we feel very down (when the tide falls). For a moment, I thought that he was talking about the life span of a human and that we need to appreciate the time we have on the earth. I think this because the poet used lots of sentences like ‘The twilight darkens, the curlew calls’ it made me think that ‘Twilight darkens’ meant the face of death because if you compare your life to a battery for instance, you would notice the battery would get dimmer and dimmer and when its dim, its dead. And when he mentions ‘Curlew Calls’ its making me think that it means the call of death because a Curlew is a bird with a really long beak and it made me think of it as a call of death because to a lot of animals, its their predator. When the poet uses the sentence ‘The traveller hastens towards the town’ it made me think that its somebody out at sea trying to get back to shore to escape death because...
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