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Enoch Arden(1859)

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Long lines of cliff breaking have left a chasm;
MeterLong lines of cliff breaking have left a chasm;
And in the chasm are foam and yellow sands;
MeterAnd in the chasm are foam and yellow sands;
Beyond red roofs about a narrow wharf
MeterBeyond red roofs about a narrow wharf
In cluster; then a mouldered church; and higher
MeterIn cluster; then a mouldered church; and higher
A long street climbs to one tall-towered mill;
MeterA long street climbs to one tall-towered mill;
And high in heaven behind it a gray down
MeterAnd high in heaven behind it a gray down
With Danish barrows; and a hazelwood,
MeterWith Danish barrows; and a hazelwood,
By autumn nutters haunted, flourishes
MeterBy autumn nutters haunted, flourishes
Green in a cuplike hollow of the down.
MeterGreen in a cuplike hollow of the down.


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