The Ocean

By Nathaniel Hawthorne

"The Ocean has its silent caves..."

Everyone likes to go to the beach, am I right? It seems like a great idea to bake in the hot warm sun, not having a care in the world. If you have ever seen the movie Jaws or the Titanic, you know that there is a lot more under the surface of the water than most people may think... "The Ocean" by Nathaniel Hawrthorne is a beautifully written poem about the calm, soothing ocean- with a dangerous underneath. It mentions the ideas of boats that have sunk or sailors who have unfortunately passed away, and are now on the ocean's floor. Oceans can have a deeper history and meaning than just blue waves crashing on the shore and some grains of sand underneath. If you consider all of the people who have sunk to the bottom of the ocean, you could be swimming with more people than you may see