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The poem's speaker is addressing a loved one. Looking out on the sea through a window, the speaker describes the scene and expresses his ideas, feelings, and concerns about the world.
The poem is written in the present tense.
The beach at Dover, England, is located on the Strait of Dover, a narrow strip of water that connects the English Channel to the North Sea. The impressive white cliffs abutting the beach are a well-known English landmark.
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