Alfred Lord Tennyson

Lincoln / England
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Lincoln / England
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Break, Break, Break

Rating: 3.2
Break, break, break,
On thy cold gray stones, O Sea!
And I would that my tongue could utter
The thoughts that arise in me.

O, well for the fisherman's boy,
That he shouts with his sister at play!
O, well for the sailor lad,
That he sings in his boat on the bay!
And the stately ships go on
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John S 23 February 2020
The repeated words “break, break, break, ” and the “cold grey stones” conjure a dramatic, desperation. “I would that I could utter the thoughts that arise in me” like an existential meltdown! Great poem!
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Ratnakar Mandlik 01 September 2019
the tender grace of a day that is dead Will never come back to me. Great lines.
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Adeeb Alfateh 17 July 2019
O, well for the fisherman's boy, That he shouts with his sister at play! O, well for the sailor lad, That he sings in his boat on the bay! And the stately ships go on To their haven under the hill; But O for the touch of a vanished hand, And the sound of a voice that is still! great write great poem great 10++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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Vidya 11 November 2018
Bad poem
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John S 23 February 2020
Articulate, if you will, why this is a “bad poem”
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Saanvi 11 November 2018
Very good poem
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Melikhaya Zagagana 02 November 2014
I would like to send a work of respect to all the legendary poets whose work inspires the young poets in the site to grow, i wish i can say the same to Philip Larkin and e.e Cummings unfortunately they are not that generous, their cause in writing was precisely business, shame!
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Konigan Barrutman 03 October 2014
This must have been a bit of crumpet for Tennyson; a bit of crumb. So many poms about barks and ships and High Seas and islands] To get one like this away must have felt childish!
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* Sunprincess * 01 February 2014
.........love the imagery of the sea and the metaphor of the day works so well with the message in this beautiful poem...
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Nicole Reyes 17 November 2013
We should learn to move on from the things that are already gone and accept that they will never ever come back again. There are still some important persons who are waiting for us to continue our life with them and not with our departed ones.
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