3 edition of Crossing the bar found in the catalog.
Microfilm. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1987. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm.Call number of original: PR5555.C6 1898.Master microform held by: DLC.
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|Pagination||xvi, 121 p. :|
|Number of Pages||48|
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Therefore, we must not be sad about our departure and accept it unflinchingly. The first words of the poem were the last words she spoke, at age 97, in her beloved home overlooking the Potomac River Valley. This implies that the speaker is happily accepting death because he is eager to meet the pilot. In line three, he wishes that there would be no sadness during his departure. Complete Text Sunset and evening star And one clear call for me!
He feels that someone is calling him. However, the positive aspect of old age is that it brings wisdom. But as you note with his use of language, he is not certain it will come to pass. 1Sunset and evening star, 2 And one clear call for me! However, the tone of the poem is not sad and morbid.
Then after a while it gets dark. Time The poet through various examples wants the reader to understand that time is an important factor in life. If you do want it read, better to give them a copy each to read to themselves or take home with them.
3And may there be no moaning of the bar, 4 When I put out to sea, 5 But such a tide as moving seems asleep, 6 Too full for sound and foam, 7When that which drew from out the boundless deep 8 Turns again home.
Claire007 Says: It seems to me that the reference to the well-known I Corinthians 13 in the final stanza for some reason not acknowledged in this piece makes the identity of the Pilot rather unequivocal.
The speaker suggests that there is a place beyond our time and space where he hopes to go after his death.