A Life on the Ocean Wave

- By Epes Sargent
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A Life on the Ocean Wave

1. A life on the ocean wave,
2. A home on the rolling deep,
3. Where the scattered waters rave,
4. And the winds their revels keep!
5. Like an eagle caged, I pine1
6. On this dull, unchanging shore:
7. Oh! give me the flashing brine2,
8. The spray and the tempest’s3 roar!
9. Once more on the deck I stand
10. Of my own swift-gliding craft:
11. Set sail! Farewell to the land!
12. The gale4 follows fair abaft5.
13. We shoot through the sparkling foam
14. Like an ocean-bird set free;
15. —Like the ocean-bird, our home
16. We’ll find far out on the sea.
17. The land is no longer in view,
18. The clouds have begun to frown;
19. But with a stout vessel6 and crew,
20. We’ll say, “Let the storm come down!”
21. And the song of our hearts shall be,
22. While the winds and the waters rave,
23. A home on the rolling sea!
24. A life on the ocean wave!

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Word Lists:

Brine : water strongly impregnated with salt

Rave : talk wildly or incoherently, as if one were delirious or insane

Cage : a structure of bars or wires in which birds or other animals are confined

Revel : enjoy oneself in a lively and noisy way, especially with drinking and dancing

Spray : liquid that is blown or driven through the air in the form of tiny drops

Tempest : a violent windy storm

Gale : a very strong wind

Frown : form an expression of disapproval, displeasure, or concentration, typically by turning down the corners of the mouth

Stout : (of a person) somewhat fat or of heavy build

Farewell : used to express good wishes on parting


Additional Information:

Rating: A

Words: 175

Unique Words : 107

Sentences : 60

Reading Time : 0:46

Noun : 120

Conjunction : 9

Adverb : 7

Interjection : 1

Adjective : 11

Pronoun : 11

Verb : 18

Preposition : 17

Letter Count : 703

Sentiment : Positive

Tone : Neutral (Slightly Formal)

Difficult Words : 44

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