Charlotte Smith

(4 May 1749 – 28 October 1806 / London)

Sonnet LXVI: The Night-Flood Rakes


The night-flood rakes upon the stony shore;
Along the rugged cliffs and chalky caves
Mourns the hoarse Ocean, seeming to deplore
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  • Rookie - 0 Points Jasjiv Singh (2/22/2012 4:47:00 PM)

    Shows how in touch with nature were the poets back then. Beautiful description! I also liked the rhyming style (abab cdcd efefef) , akin to how Shakespeare wrote. To me it seems the poet has put in extra effort when it is rhymed. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 461 Points Ramesh T A (2/22/2012 1:56:00 AM)

    Nature and man in harmony immerse grief with a sigh of relief as the waves of sea do on a night poet knows pretty well to say in this beautiful sonnet! (Report) Reply

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