Tide Rises The Tide Falls

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The poem The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls is a poem symbolizing much more than just ocean waves more complex idea are conveyed through sound devices, and imagery. The Tide Rises The Tide Falls is the most repeated line within the poem and is also the title. When I read this line I feel a sense of tranquility and calmness; I imagine the slow crashing of ocean waves along a shore in quite a peaceful manner. The rising and falling of tides is almost representing the rising and falling of each day as life goes on. The rhyme scheme of this poem gives it a more upbeat feel to it, although the idea of death is involved. The “darkness” that “settles on roofs and walls”(6) is nighttime which is representing death in this poem. I interpret this poem as
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