Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls

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The poem I have chosen was “The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. I like how this poem uses personification to interpret what they’re trying to explain instead of saying it as a fact. This poem uses repetition and poems that use repetition is to emphasize its meaning or purpose. This poem relates to the world because it talks about death and death is something that happens everyday of the year , and it could also be used as a treatment to help heal to lost loved one. The formatting of the poem was written in a mysterious way by having you analyze it and make conclusions. The meaning of this poem is to show how there are deaths in the world and there’s nothing to prevent it not even time. Also the poem could be seen as a treatment to move on from the emptiness inside you because of a lost loved one. The formatting of the poem was written in a mysterious way by having you analyze it and make conclusions. This poem appeals to three of your five senses. The line that helps you appeal this is “Returns the traveler to the shore” from the third stanza. The three senses you could appeal are touch because you could feel the waves , see the traveler return to…show more content…
Longfellow uses the repetition that could be euphonious for the readers. The repeated part is “And the tide rises, the tide falls.” This line helps understand the message in a significantly better way.
The sound and language help inform the readers come to the conclusion that the author's mood is calm, but at the same time scared to see how a beautiful place could do a horrible thing. Longfellow did an excellent job in formatting the poem in a repetitive and mysterious way instead of being direct. A poem uses it’s own language of mystery to help readers solve and comprehend the hidden

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