John Masefield

John Masefield Biography

John Edward Masefield, OM, was an English poet and writer, and Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1930 until his death in 1967. He is remembered as the author of the classic children's novels The Midnight Folk and The Box of Delights, and poems, including "The Everlasting Mercy" and "Sea-Fever".

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John Masefield Quotes

11 November 2014

I must down to the seas again for the call of the running tide Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied.

11 November 2014

Commonplace people dislike tragedy because they dare not suffer and cannot exult.

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Samra Haq 27 February 2012

Very interesting poem by the title of Sea Fever. Which made that me think that as if I was in a ship.Pls see my poem.

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Farah Ilyas 13 May 2011

stylistics analysis of a poem A poem can paint a thousands images in our mind's eye. the thought content or the idea of the poem is fairly straightforward & simple: his lady lover's face is more beautiful than all of nature in the month of april. this poem is mundane.there is imaginative & expressive(narative) use of a language in the poem.the poem followsa patterns of abab cdcd.the poet also makes a heavy use of images & words association to convey his emotions in an emphatic manner as visual, audio & tactile imagery in first stanza. the subject of the poem is 'praise from the beloved'. the subject of a poem dealth with beauty & close to nature so comes into pastoral kind of subject. the speaker of poem is poet himself however he use persona by introducing his beloved. the tone of a poem can range from being happy to being said.by repetitions of a words of a words like i have seen, i have seen & by description of word her, poet wants to stresses her feelings about her beloved's beauty the choice of a diction is denotative as well as connotative because its highly evoked the emotions, thoughts, ideas & feelings of a poet dennotative as 'but the loveliest things of beauty god ever has shown to me and her voice, and her hair and her eyes....(the real meaning is his girl friend) connotative as 'i have seen the lady april....(the real meaning is his girl friend) syntax of a pom is highly ordered, poem has been written by poet in past tense. a variety of techniques also used by poet to express his thought like the use of simili in 1st stanza of a poem in sentences as 'coming in solemn beauty like slow old tunes of spain' personification by words like 'i have heard the song of the blossoms & the old chant of the sea' synecdoche by the words like her voice, her eyes & her lips these all belongs to her beloved's beauty or figure

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Farah Ilyas 14 May 2011

very nice...........................................

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Margaret Craft 19 January 2014

I painted I must go Down to the sea again on the top of a beach house wall. It amazed me how many people had never heard of the poem or the poet. I grew up in a family of individuals who all loved poetry. We read to each other, helped each other memorize poems, wrote poems and never realized how different our family was. I was so fortunate.

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Nigel Norton 28 February 2016

When ever I go for a ride to the coast I always think of sea fever while there.

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i think john masefield is just a genius

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Pie Mendillo 20 December 2020

Looking for a Masefield poem that speaks of 'the lame, the blind, the halt, the maimed"

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Liz Crean 02 October 2020

I’m looking for a poem of JM that begins...my friend, my Bonny friend....

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Juliet L Languedoc 26 July 2020

Thanks for your poem

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david 13 August 2019

BIG mistake: .....I must down to the seas again, ...... NB: not -I must 'go ' down to the seas again!

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The Best Poem Of John Masefield

Sea Fever

I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking,
And a gray mist on the sea's face, and a grey dawn breaking.

I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.

I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull's way and the whale's way, where the wind's like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over.

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