Read the first stanza of “The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls.” The tide rises, the tide falls, The twilight darkens, the curlew calls; Along the sea-sands damp and brown The traveller hastens toward the t

Read the first stanza of “The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls.”

The tide rises, the tide falls,

The twilight darkens, the curlew calls;

Along the sea-sands damp and brown

The traveller hastens toward the town,

And the tide rises, the tide falls.

Why does the poet most likely use the words “damp and brown” to describe the sands?

to create a subdued mood within the poem

to make the poem more haunting or unsettling

to give a sense of the time of year

to evoke sadness within the reader

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