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The Ocean

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) was an American author from New England, best known for his Romantic novel The Scarlet Letter. Hawthorne lost his father, a sea captain when Nathaniel was only four years old. This poem is for grade 9 students. As you read, identify the imagery the speaker uses to describe the ocean. ‘The Ocean’ can be found in the public domain.

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