The Seafarer Symbolism, Imagery, & Allegory
There’s more to a poem than meets the eye.
Our speaker is definitely under the weather. In fact, he makes the winter weather that troubles him during his sea journey seem like a violent and powerful force. The poem pulls out all the stops t...
Nature (Plants and Animals)
As the speaker travels along harsh winter seas, he sees evidence of nature, particularly in the sea birds that fly above. Unfortunately, nature seems to be a poor substitute for the human companion...
Movement and Stillness
"The Seafarer" is the story of a traveler, a man in constant motion. His motion is matched by the violent rolling of the ship and waves, as well as the restlessness of his own spirit, which at one...
The Seafarer's Inner Heart, Mind, and Spirit
When the speaker of "The Seafarer" describes his feelings, he doesn't just say he feels sad or lonely. Instead, he refers to his mind, heart, or spirit, which seem pretty divided. In fact, the spea...
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