Journal for the Awakening - Journal Motif The Sea The voice of the sea is seductive never ceasing whispering clamoring murmuring inviting the soul to

Journal for the Awakening - Journal Motif The Sea The voice...

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Journal Motif: The Sea “The voice of the sea is seductive, never ceasing, whispering, clamoring, murmuring, inviting the soul to wander for a spell in the abysses of solitude, to lose itself in mazes of inward contemplation,” (Chopin 17). 1. This is an example of the sea as a spiritual mystery. The reader senses a force more powerful than nature coming from the author’s description of the ocean. One feels that it has a consciousness, that it experiences a part of life that even humans have trouble doing. “The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace,” (Chopin 17). 2. An example of rebirth. The sea brings back feelings that one has lost, or has discarded in growing up. The ocean touches on the emotions that have been pushed aside, and throw them back in our faces. “The sea was quiet now, and swelled lazily in broad billows that melted into one another

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