Meeting at Night
Meeting at Night Symbolism, Imagery, & Allegory
There’s more to a poem than meets the eye.
"Meeting at Night" opens with a description of the "grey sea," which is followed shortly thereafter by a description of some waves, a cove, and a beach. It seems that the sea, and the things associ...
The poem is about a "meeting at night," so it's only natural that we should have several descriptions of nighttime (like the moon and the "black land"). We tend to associate darkness and night with...
"Meeting at Night" is full of vivid, colorful imagery; in the first three lines alone the speaker mentions three different colors (grey, black, yellow). Later, there are references that clearly sug...
The poem describes waves as "fiery ringlets." There is a lighted match in the second stanza, and there are also various other things that remind us of heat, especially the "warm sea-scented beach."...
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