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Assignment II An Essay of appreciation A Discussion of Roberts Beside the winter Sea Roberts is one this countrys greatest and most respectable poets of all time He has a magical way of changing a simple feeling emotion or an object into one of the greatest poem in Canadian Literature In Beside the Winter Sea Charles GD Roberts uses Blank Verse to slow down the pace of the poem and to give it more meaning as well In this stanza Roberts does a great job of comparing his mood and feelings to the clashing of the sea and the winter snow There is also a lot of repetition to emphasize his mood and the distance between himself and the one he loves The honorific language in this poem stresses the theme and the structure of the poem to enrich and perfect his techniques The main poetic feature in this poem is the use of blank verse by Roberts A blank verse consists of lines in iambic pentameter which are unrhymed 24 to add a certain rhythm the poet needs to introduce or explain the theme of the poem In Roberts case the use of this poetic technique helps him to describe his feelings to the reader by slowing down the pace of the poem Beside the Winter Sea The introduction of the sea and his natural and atmospheric surroundings played a major role in the development of this distant lovers poem As Roberts paints a picture of his feelings we realize his knowledge and desire for Canadian nature He uses the mountains the snow and the sea to depict his mood on a certain person or his girlfriend How many miles how many mountains are makes the reader realize that they are far apart and are unable to be together He also pictures her being lonely walking beside the sea hence the title of the poem Art thou beside
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