An analytical model of the forced tides in a rotating and enclosed basin of variable depth is formulated which includes the effects of basin shape, the rotating Froude number, latitude, angle of orientation and dissipation on the semidiurnal and diurnal response. To a crude approximation contra solem rotation of nodal lines of the semidiurnal tide and diurnal tide at latitudes north at 45 degrees occurs when the frequency of tidal forcing falls between the frequencies of the transverse and longitudinal free modes of oscillation. Predicted phase responses for the semidiurnal tide agree with measurements in the seven basins studied. The anomolous response found in Lake Michigan by Mortimer & Fee is attributed to bottom friction coincidence with an appropriate angle of orientation of the basin. Amplitude response in all cases is larger than observed which cannot be accounted for generally by reasonable coefficients of friction.