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I think you're right.

DanielLB
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Nov 30 2013, 8:51pm


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Add in the need that he perhaps felt to tie in Sil elements - though without the concurrent publication they get a bit lost in the translation. With Sil in hand the gull reference perhaps makes more sense?


I think Tolkien was just extending the connection of Elves with water. Tolkien probably wants to remind the reader that the love of water/sea is something that is present in the subconsciousness of every Elf. The sound of waves is a constant reminder of the bliss that awaits them over the sundering seas. If I remember rightly, this is the only reference to it in The Lord of the Rings, so yes, it does make more sense with The Silmarillion in hand.


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TORn Amateur Symposium Essay: "The Sea Longing" by Swordwhale TORn Amateur Symposium Send a private message to TORn Amateur Symposium Nov 29 2013, 4:03pm
    Many ideas in here Swordwhale! Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Nov 29 2013, 7:18pm
    What I've always been interested in with "The Sea Longing" ... DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Nov 29 2013, 7:20pm
        Intriguing question Daniel Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Nov 30 2013, 2:18am
            Did Tolkien want to fill in a gap? DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Nov 30 2013, 8:22pm
                On a practical level its certainly a possibility Daniel Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Nov 30 2013, 8:34pm
                    I think you're right. DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Nov 30 2013, 8:51pm
    This is absolutely beautiful! Dame Ioreth Send a private message to Dame Ioreth Nov 29 2013, 7:37pm
    Thank you for sharing this. Kim Send a private message to Kim Nov 30 2013, 3:54am
    A great piece BlackFox Send a private message to BlackFox Nov 30 2013, 12:53pm
    Tolkien would be proud. Mikah Send a private message to Mikah Nov 30 2013, 3:45pm
    I enjoyed reading this again Swordwhale elaen32 Send a private message to elaen32 Nov 30 2013, 4:23pm
    The sphere. Meneldor Send a private message to Meneldor Nov 30 2013, 9:57pm
    Beautiful essay, Swordwhale demnation Send a private message to demnation Dec 1 2013, 6:47am
    sea longing, no tower noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Dec 2 2013, 3:32pm
        Brings to mind "All Summer in a Day"... Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Dec 2 2013, 4:08pm
    Lovely essay! Lightfoot Send a private message to Lightfoot Dec 2 2013, 4:03pm
    Very nice. Thanks. // SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Dec 2 2013, 4:45pm
        (*waves*) Nice to see you, SirD! // Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Dec 2 2013, 6:31pm
            Hey, thanks SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Dec 4 2013, 3:42am
                Wow, thank you so much SirD - from all of us I can say that means a lot! Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Dec 4 2013, 4:58am
    A little late, but... cats16 Send a private message to cats16 Dec 16 2013, 5:13am
    I'm very late CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Dec 25 2013, 2:10am

 
 
 

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