Analysis of "The Sea"
Please submit your 700 word close reading of this poem.
You must use quotes and well-organized, focused paragraphs. You must use MLA format.
!!! no personal opinion
!!! 5 paragraph minimum
!!! quote in this poem
!!! do not research or adding additional informations
!!! focus on three part
1.structure( talks about lines)
e.g this is a three verse poem
2.sound (what do you hear?)
lots of ssssss sound end in each line (sound like ocean)
lots of wwwww sound( sound like water flows)
3.meaning ( talks about the figurative language)
I need the sea because it teaches me,
I don’t know if I learn music or awareness,
if it’s a single wave or its vast existence,
or only its harsh voice or its shining
suggestion of fishes and ships.
The fact is that until I fall asleep,
in some magnetic way I move in
the university of the waves.
It’s not simply the shells crunched
as if some shivering planet
were giving signs of its gradual death;
no, I reconstruct the day out of a fragment,
the stalactite from a sliver of salt,
and the great god out of a spoonful.
What it taught me before, I keep. It’s air
ceaseless wind, water and sand.
It seems a small thing for a young man,
to have come here to live with his own fire;
nevertheless, the pulse that rose
and fell in its abyss,
the cracking of the blue cold,
the gradual wearing away of the star,
the soft unfolding of the wave
squandering snow with its foam,
the quiet power out there, sure
as a stone shrine in the depths,
replaced my world in which were growing
stubborn sorrow, gathering oblivion,
and my life changed suddenly:
as I became part of its pure movement.