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I decided to write this poem during one night and I didn’t know what to write about. I decided to take a look at my surroundings to get some inspiration. To the front was my room’s window that was dominated by the black night sky. As a young kid, I’ve always thought that darkness was scary and that nighttime was when all the monsters came out. However now, as I began this poem I used the words that came into my mind when I thought about the word “night”. Through my experiences, the night is usually interpreted as cold and dark. Also, I was heavily influenced by Robert Frost’s poem, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” and that is why I chose to include snow in my poem. This poem is pretty straight forward in that the first stanza describes what sailors would see on a night out at sea. I imagined the sailors back then had to keep rowing the boat, even if they were freezing or tired. The sailors are afraid of punishments from their captain and that is why they keep rowing. At the end, I used the same line as the first line to show that the night continues as the sailors row. trieris

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