English Poetry Assignment Lecturer : Ms.

Christine Class : C 121012173

By : Rindang Prasetyawati /

Meeting at Night By Robert Browning (1812-1889)
The grey sea and the long black land; And the yellow half-moon large and low; And the startled little waves that leap In fiery ringlets from their sleep, As I gain the cove with pushing prow, And quench its speed i' the slushy sand. Then a mile of warm sea-scented beach; Three fields to cross till a farm appears; A tap at the pane, the quick sharp scratch And blue spurt of a lighted match, And a voice less loud, through its joys and fears, Than the two hearts beating each to each!

IMAGERY ANALYSIS KINDS Kinds is the first type of imagery which consists of simile, metaphor, and personification. Based on the poem above, simile does not appear, but there are some lines that are included personification. They are in stanza 1 line 3 (And the startled little waves that leap), stanza 1 line 4 (In fiery ringlets from their sleep),and stanza 2 line 2 (Three fields to cross till a farm appears). As we know that “leap, their sleep, and cross” are the character/activity in human form, but in this case, they are used to character/activity for inanimate object. “leap” is used to describe the activity of the startled little waves, “their sleep” is used to describe the character of fiery ringlets, and “to cross” is used to describe the activity of three fields.

long black land. and lighted match” are the nouns that can be seen by eyes. and stanza 2 line 5 ( And a voice less loud. stanza 2 line 5 (And a voice less loud. “Grey sea. through its joys and fears. “…two hearts beating each to each” also can happen when two persons/person fall/s in love. . Besides that.English Poetry Assignment Lecturer : Ms. the quick sharp scratch). TYPE Type is the second type of imagery which consists of visual. Besides that. and tactile.). As we know that “the two hearts” that the poet means is two persons who are falling in love each other because after I read the poem. and stanza 2 line 4 (And blue spurt of a lighted match).). it can be proven from the poem in stanza 2 line 3 (A tap at the pane. yellow half-moon large and low. this poem is describing a sense of love. auditory. there is also auditory type. In my opinion. As we know that the activity of a tap at the pane and the less loud of voice can be felt by ear which in this case is called auditory type. For the other type is tactile type which including sense and feeler. there is also metaphor in this poem which is in the last line of stanza 2 (Than the two hearts beating each to each!). stanza 1 line 2 (And the yellow half-moon large and low ). Based on the poem above. and last line in stanza 2 (Than the two hearts beating each to each !). That is why according to my opinion they are visual type in imagery side. All in all. According to my opinion. the visual type in imagery side is from stanza 1 line 1 ( The grey sea and the long black land). blue spurt. the tactile type is in the stanza 2 line 1 (Then a mile of warm sea-scented beach. Christine Class : C 121012173 By : Rindang Prasetyawati / Besides personification.). As we know that the sense of warm can be felt by our skin (feeler) and “through its joys and fears” means the opposite feeling which most of people when they are falling in love feel it. through its joys and fears. I realize that the main point of the poem is describing how the feeling when someone falls in love.