The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls

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Many people wonder about death.What happens after death? If people will remember them after? In the poems “The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls” and “Thanatopsis” both author explain their views on how nature affects humanity. In “The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls” by Longfellow and “Thanatopsis” by Bryant, both authors develop themes about nature but they rely on different poetic devices to advance the these themes.
In the poem “The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls” Longfellow uses the poetic devices: repetition, personification, and rhyme scheme to illustrate that nature continues its cyclical pattern, even though humans die. Throughout the whole poem, Longfellow repeats at the end of each stanza “And the tide rises, the tide falls”. The poem describes
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