Calmness in weather in The Inchcape Rock

QuestionsCalmness in weather in The Inchcape Rock
Jayanta Kumar Maity Staff asked 1 year ago
  1. The poem ‘The Inchcape Rock’ by Robert Southey begins with a calm note. What are the elements that contribute to the calmness?
  2. Why does the poet begin the poem ‘The Inchcape Rock’ in a calm note?
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Jayanta Kumar Maity Staff answered 1 year ago
  1. Using the natural objects to suggest the tone or mood is a popular technique in literature, especially in poetry. Here the poet has employed the fixed air, calm sea, steady ship and the quiet waves to depict the calmness in the first two stanzas of the poem.
  2. The poet here begins the poem in a calm note to suggest that everyone was happy and everything was going on smoothly. This was the great consequences of the bell that the good Abbot of Aberbrothok had placed on the Inchcape Rock. After all, there were no more shipwrecks and no more loss of lives.
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