The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Summary: The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is a poem about the passage of time and life.

Section One:
  • Time passes by, the tide rises and falls; the sky gets dark, the traveler goes to town
Section Two:
  • Darkness comes, the sea washes away footprints in the sand;
Section Three:
  • The morning comes, and the traveler will not go back to the shore
Other Notes:
  • The daily life of the sea continues even though the traveler will not be returning
  • The tide is probably showing that life continues as normal even though the traveler is not there; the tide is not going to stop just because someone isn't there
  • The traveler could possibly represent the life of a person in general; although we may leave footprints, over time they are washed away

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