Analysis Of Apostrophe To The Ocean

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The poem, “Apostrophe to the Ocean” written by George Gordon Byron expresses his love for the ocean and nature through numerous different writing styles and techniques. The poem is dedicated to the mighty ocean, and the main subject of this poem is about humans versus nature. Byron’s view of humans versus nature is revealed through his belief that the power of nature is inseparable and that it is greater than any human or civilization. Bryon depicts his love for the ocean through, literary techniques, his thoughts about industrialization and romantic writing styles. This poem is unique and unlike other romantic poems that were written during his era in the early 18th century. Byron’s poem is entirely focused on the beauty and the fascination that he endures with the ocean. The title of the poem indicates the subject of the poem; it also has the first literary device that is seen throughout this poem. The word apostrophe is when the writer speaks to the ocean as if it can hear and respond. In the first stanza Byron expresses and underlines the feelings, fascination and his overwhelming love that he endures with the ocean. There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society where non intrudes By the deep Sea, and music in its roar. I love not Man the less, but Nature more. (1-5) In addition, the author speaks to the ocean, about his feelings towards the mighty power it has, the part that it plays in nature, and the power

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