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1 The Watchers By: William Stanley Braithwaite By: Kobe Morris

2 Organization, Structure/ Form In each stanza the second and forth lines are in parentheses. In each stanza the second and forth lines are indented.

3 Two women on the lone wet strand (The wind's out with a will to roam) The waves wage war on rocks and sand, (And a ship is long due home.) The sea sprays in the women's eyes— (Hearts can writhe like the sea's wild foam) Lower descend the tempestuous skies, (For the wind's out with a will to roam.) "O daughter, thine eyes be better than mine," (The waves ascend high as yonder dome) "North or south is there never a sign?" (And a ship is long due home.) They watched there all the long night through— (The wind's out with a will to roam) Wind and rain and sorrow for two— (And heaven on the long reach home.) Rhyme

4 Imagery “ The waves wage war on rocks and sand, (And a ship is long due home.) I think this means that the ship should come back home soon because it has been gone for too long. (Hearts can writhe like the sea’s wild foam.) I think it means that the heart is like the sea, because of its ability of being wild and unpredictable. (Wind and rain and sorrow for two- and heaven on the long reach home.) I think this is saying that if you have sorrow in a relationship that it will be a long way from heaven. When your relationship is at a halt.

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6 Poems Speaker The speaker in this poem is missing.

7 Poetic Terms Rhymed Stanza : the rhyming of words in each stanza. Refrain : To stop oneself to from doing something.

8 Author’s Purpose I think that the author’s purpose for writing this poem was to compare the heart and the sea. For example he says that the “heart can wraith like the seas wild foam.” Which to me means that he feels like the heart is like the wild sea foam because of its crazy and unbelievable strengths.

9 Figurative Meaning I think that the figurative meaning of this poem is to realize that life isn’t always going to go your way. So you got to keep going on with your life no matter the good and the bad times.

10 Literal Meaning I think that the literal meaning of this poem is to just except life as it is even though things may not all ways go your way. Or just may not go the way you want them to go.

11 Theme The theme is to try to overcome the challenges in life. Even though they may seem difficult just try your best. Do not give up no matter the circumstances.


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