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The Sea by James Reeves
Transcript of The Sea by James Reeves
Semantic field of a dog
The sea is calm on some days
The sea is a hungry dog,
Giant and grey.
He rolls on the beach all day.
With his clashing teeth and shaggy jaws
Hour upon hour he gnaws
The rumbling, tumbling stones,
And 'Bones, bones, bones, bones! '
The giant sea-dog moans,
Licking his greasy paws.
And when the night wind roars
And the moon rocks in the stormy cloud,
He bounds to his feet and snuffs and sniffs,
Shaking his wet sides over the cliffs,
And howls and hollos long and loud.
But on quiet days in May or June,
When even the grasses on the dune
Play no more their reedy tune,
With his head between his paws
He lies on the sandy shores,
So quiet, so quiet, he scarcely snores.
"The sea is a hungry dog"
'The Sea' by James Reeves is portraying a message that the poem is basically how much the sea and the dog resemble each other.
'Bones Bones Bones'
'Clashing teeth and shaggy jaws'
Actions of the dog
'Howls and Hollos'
'Shaking his wet sides over the cliffs'
'So quiet, so quiet'
'He lies on the sandy shores '