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I saw three ships go sailing by, Over the sea, the lifting sea, And the wind rose in the morning sky, And one was rigged for a long journey. a. Name the poem and poet. b. What did the poet see? c. How has the sea been described? d. Explain "and one was rigged for a long journey"
a. The poem is the North Ship and the poet is Philip Larkin. b. The poet saw three ships embarked for their respective journeys on the sea. c. The sea has been described as buoyant which was ready to life the ships and there was enough wind for them to sail. d. It means that one ship was loaded with material as it had to go on a long journey and there was a possibility that it would not come back.
The first ship turned towards the west, Over the sea, the running sea, And by the wind was all possessed And carried to a rich country. a. In which direction did the first ship go? b. How has the sea been described? c. Where did the first ship go?
The second ship turned towards the east, Over the sea, the quaking sea, And the wind hunted it like a beast To anchor in captivity. a. In which direction did the second ship go? b. What kind of the sea did the second ship face? c. What poetic device has been used in the above lines? d. Where did the second ship reach?
The third ship drove towards the north, Over the sea, the darkening sea, But no breath of wind came forth, And the decks shone frostily. a. In which direction did the third ship go? b. What kind of sea did the third ship face? c. What do the decks shone frostily mean?
The northern sky rose high and black Over the proud unfruitful sea, East and west the ships came back Happily or unhappily: a. Why has sea been called proud and fruitful sea? b. From which directions did the ship come back?
But the third went wide and far Into an unforgiving sea Under a fire-spilling star, And it was rigged for a long journey. a. Why has the sea been called Unforgiving? b. What was the ship destined for?

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