The Sea Poem by James Reeves

The Sea

Rating: 4.2

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.

Upasena Gamage 12 August 2011

The poetic techniques used by the poet is so close to us as he metopherically describe the sea to giant and grey dog that is one of our domesticated animal since ages.The dog has been so obedient to human being to protect and hunt game for us.Equally the is useful for us innumerous way since the evolution of the earth.However Sea can be so dangerous and ferocious during the inclement weather conditions bringing about a lot destruction.In the same note, The dog which is tamed and obedient the master can be ferocious to an estranger.So the compriosns made here by the poet is qiute intriguing.

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Ur mom 24 May 2022

good spelling my g

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Dan Ryan 27 March 2013

Does anyone else think there are definite undertones of childbirth and longing in this poem?

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Mic Hunt 19 January 2016

yeah he was probs raped by that weird creepy nudist uncle

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Maximilian Beggel 03 February 2008

This poem describes and personifies the sea in detail. First it is a hungry dog and giant and grey, but then it turns out to be peaceful 'With his head between his paws'. It's this contrast which makes this poem so special.

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daddy pig 24 May 2022

put on your shoes peppa

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Deez nutes 24 May 2022

ur mom was with me last night, you can ask your sister

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Deez nutes 24 May 2022

i hav gd spelin

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Santa Claus 24 May 2022

I am 2 town, yes

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