posted by bindiya farswani .
i have to write a literary analysis for the poem, "the tide rises, the tide falls". in the poem ive chosen write abt two elements, imagery and symbolism. and ive to analyse their purpose, effect, and place in the literary work's meaning.
thus im just asking where can i get more insight and info for my essay. and could you explain what they mean by saying, analyse their purpose, effect, and place in the literary work's meaning".
Once you identify the imagery in this Longfellow poem, write about the effect that it has upon you and your interpretation of the poem. Why might the traveler never return to the shore?
The tide itself is one of the images. Another is "The little waves, with their soft, white hands
Effac(ing) the footprints in the sands"
For some analytical thoughts, see
Make sure you write about what the poem means to YOU, and what the images bring to your mind.
thanx for the help and insight!