Meeting at night


by Robert Browning

The gray sea and the long black land;

And the yellow half-moon large and low;

And the startled little waves that leap

In fiery ringlets from their sleep,

As I gain the cove with pushing prow,

And quench its speed i slushy sand.

 

Then a mile of warm sea-scented beach;

Three fields to cross till a farm appears;

A tap at the pane, the quick sharp scratch

And the blue spurt of a lighted match,

And a voice less loud, through its joys and fears,

Than the two hearts beating each to each!

Questions

1. The Poem is about a journey and a meeting. Who meets whom?

2. What time of the day is it? Where does the event take place? Justify your answer

3. The poem is about a lover’s journey; yet the word ‘love’ is never mentioned. What is about the poem that tells us this is the subject?

4. Write down words from the poem appealing to the various senses and feelings

 

SIGHT

 

 

TOUCH

 

 

SMELL

 

 

HEARING

 

 

TASTE

 

 

 

 

 

FURTIVENESS

 

 

 

HASTE

 

 

LOVE

 

 

HAPPY FULFILMENT

 

 

 

5. Complete

CONTRAST

ILLUSTRATION

REPETITION

SIMILE

METAPHORE

PERSONIFIC.

ALLITTER.

ONOMATOP.

RHYME

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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