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Anna Koesten Ms. Coniff English II Honors 12 January 2021 Dover Beach Analysis 1. In this poem the speaker is talking about how he is living in a zoned out world, far from reality. In this zoned out world people seem to not care about anything. The author states at the end of the poem how everyone needs to start caring for each other again because they are the only thing they have. 2. In this text the idiom “ebb and flow” means coming and going. The ebb means leaving and flow means coming. In the poem, it says “Sophocles long ago, Heard it on the Ægean, and it brought, Into his mind the turbid ebb and flow, Of human misery; we, Find also in the sound a thought, Hearing it by this distant northern sea.” The ebb and flow in this case is misery that comes upon people, and how it constantly is coming and going. 3. In the third stanza of dover beach the author uses the metaphor “The sea of faith.” By using this metaphor, the author is comparing the ocean to strong religious feelings. He

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