The Sea

James Reeves (1909 -1978) was a British author principally known for his poetry, plays and contributions to children's literature. His books include anthologies for both adults and children. He was also well-known as a literary critic and broadcaster. Now learn about the poem in detail.

In “The Sea,” James Reeves compares the sea to a dog through an extended metaphor, in which the choppy sea is like a hungry dog, the roaring sea is like a howling dog, and the calm sea is like a sleeping dog. The poem emphasizes the sounds of the sea and uses irregular rhyme patterns and rhythms.

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