One Autumn Night

by: Herbert Bashford

Daniel Belton, Liz flora, Lequince Walker

One Autumn Night



Can I forget that glorious autumn night,So full of joyous pain, when you and IStood on the shore beneath a cloudless sky,And watched the moon, all drenched with holy light,Sail slowly up, and toss a veil of whiteAcross the heaving sea?—when waves rode byAnd pressed broad palms upon the rocks, to tryAnd bear away the rough stone from our sight?


Ah, no! 'twas then I spoke to you of love,—My secret which you long ere that had guessed;'Twas then I first knew passion's fiery heatAnd kissed your cheek, your lips, while high aboveA great star shook, and in its burning breast,As in my own, a red heart beat and beat.

Description

Daniel: It is like a wedding on the the beach between passionate lovers.

Liz: This poem is about two people in love on the beach watching the moon on an autumn night.

Lequince: It is a sonnet about two lovers getting married on a lovely autumn night at the beach.

Tone

The authors feelings toward the topic is warm and loving. He is exited more and more as he talks about this romance. This beach love story is like the description of someones perfect love fantasy. The author was very descriptive about that.

Figurative Language

~A great star shook, and in its burning breast, As in my own, a red heart beat and beat./ simile
~And watched the moon, all drenched with holy light, Sail slowly up, and toss a veil of white / Personification

Rhyme Scheme

Night: A

I: B

Sky: B

Light: A

White: A

By: B

Try: B

Sight: A

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Love: A

Guessed: B

Heat: C

Above: A

Breast: B

Beat: C

Theme statement

The theme of this story is that love is very joyous and painful.


"So full of joyous pain"