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The Tide Rises By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Through his poem “The tide rises, the tide falls” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow reminds us that there is a natural course of life which we are all subordinate to. He begins by introducing the dark night as a symbol of the death that awaits everyone. The poet calmly introduces us to a passing traveler, whose footsteps would soon be erased by “the little waves, with their soft, white hands.” There is a sense of easiness in the way all trace of him I erased. That is the natural way in which things happen. Through the braking of the morning we are faced with the reality that life goes on after death, things will continue to exist long after we are gone. The traveler never returns, but the day is still here and all creatures are beginning the cycle
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