Alliteration In The Tide Rises Tide Falls

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When I read the poem “The Tide Rises The Tide Falls” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, I was interested in finding out if the author’s personal life was involved when writing this. While reading this poem I enjoyed the variation of imagery presented. I struggled a little bit with why Longfellow kept repeating the idea of how the tide rises and the tide falls but it made me realize how he is explaining that life is a cycle. After analyzing this poem I believe that Longfellow’s poem “The Tide Rises The Tide Falls” demonstrates how life is a cycle that keeps recurring and that time won’t stop for you no matter what happens. This theme was communicated through the poet’s use of alliteration, imagery and personification.

This poem uses alliteration in almost every verse of the poem. A few examples are “curlew calls”, “sea-sands”, “towards the town”, and “steeds in their stalls”. The author uses alliteration to add effect to the poem, to make it more interesting and to keep the fluidity of the poem. Alliteration is one of the many reasons I believe that Longfellow’s poem “The Tide Rises The Tide Falls” demonstrates how life is a cycle that keeps recurring
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We can see the beauty of his writing through imagery because it is represented in such ways such as “the twilight darkens, the curlew calls” and so much more. Longfellow seems to suggest that time is not really something measurable. This is another reason I believe that Longfellow’s poem “The Tide Rises The Tide Falls” demonstrates how life is a cycle that keeps recurring and that time won’t stop for you no matter what happens. This theme was communicated through the poet’s use of imagery. He also shows that perhaps time does not exist at all and that the events occurring in the poem were imagery is taken place are just transitory events in one moment of
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