Home Thoughts, From the Sea by Robert Browning
"Home Thoughts, From the Sea" is a poem written by Robert Browning. This poem is about Browning praising England and the beauties of Africa while stating the entire world is becoming more advanced, yet Africa is staying behind.
This poem is written as a single stanza with seven lines. It is rhymed as AAAAAAAB. This is done to bring a quick and sudden surprise to the reader to make the last word stick out. After reading the poem, it's easy to see that the poem is focused on the continent.
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Home Thoughts, From the Sea Nobly, nobly Cape Saint Vincent to the North-west died away; Sunset ran, one glorious blood-red, reeking into Cadiz Bay; Bluish 'mid the burning water, full in face Trafalgar lay; In the dimmest North-east distance dawned Gibraltar grand and grey; "Here and here did England help me: how can I help England?" -say, Whoso turns as I, this evening, turn to God to praise and pray, While Jove's planet rises yonder, silent over Africa.
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Victorian, 19th Century