In the first stanza, the sultana is introduced watching the sea illuminated by the …show more content…
The poem is about a person who misses his love, and the whole poem is an analogy of that. The poem describes a seagull travelling across the ocean. The title translates to “ I do not know why”, which is a question the author poses because he does not know why the girl left him.
The author uses several literary devices to add rhythm to the poem and make it generally more interesting. The stanzas of the poem alternate between 6 lines and 5 lines. The poem uses rhyme scheme with the form “ABBBAA” for 6-line stanzas and “ABBAA” for 5 line stanzas. The poem also has personification. It describes the wing as “worried” and “mad”. The poem also has vivid imagery of the wings of the sea gull and the weather.
The first stanza serves as an introduction. It reveals to the readers what the poem is about. One can infer that the poem is about a person who misses his love because the poet writes that “his love is smoldering on the waves”. Also, it is revealed that the poet is upset because the girl left him. In the second stanza, the sea gull is the representation of the poet. The seagull is flying over the sea, and it feels melancholic. The girl lingers in its mind. In the third stanza, the setting is described. The waves are shining ruby red under the Sun. The sea gull is using its instinct to guide through the vast ocean. In the fourth stanza, it is revealed that the girl is also upset. She plunges into the water and her wing is bruised, and when she flies again, she cries sadly. The last stanza is the repetition of the first stanza to reiterate the meaning of the