The melancholy tone of "The Golden Boat" is reminiscent of the lyrics of English Romantic poetry. The impact of English education, the sad attitude of a young city-bred guy in the rural, and a lot of leisure time to practice verse-making were the grounds for employing the romantic style. These poets often described nature as a grave or temple where we should enjoy life while we are able.
In the case of "The Golden Boat", the speaker is probably a poet who has just returned from a trip around the world. He describes his adventures on the boat and during his stay in various places including India. But instead of being excited by the view from the ship's deck, he feels depressed because everything appears golden after having seen the sun during midday for so long. This impression is enhanced by all the gold he has taken with him - jewelry, utensils, even boats have been made of this precious metal! - and used during his travels. It makes him think about how short and fragile our happiness is and that one day it will all be gone.
This feeling of sadness and loss is what gives the poem its name. A boat made entirely of gold would certainly attract attention, but also create many problems: there is no way to transport it, so it must stay where it is built; it is too heavy to move around easily; etc. In fact, it is plain to see that this boat cannot exist in reality.
The poem's mood might be idealistic, romantic, realistic, hopeful, gloomy, imaginative, or melancholy. The maid is a symbol of liberty and innocence, which makes her disappearance ominous.
Rural life was very different in Europe than in America. There were no factories, no cars, no electricity everywhere you went you saw evidence of the labor-intensive farming industry that supported the continent's economy.
This life was hard, but it was peaceful and simple. The maid is free to come and go as she pleases because there are no parents in this setting. She is also allowed to dream of better things since there are no limits on what she can do or become once she has found a man who will take care of her. In other words, she is free but also lonely.
The poem starts with the maid singing as she works in the garden. This shows that she is happy and has good spirits.
But soon after, we learn that something terrible has happened to her. A wolf has kidnapped her! This proves that people outside this world often have evil intentions toward those who are innocent and defenseless.
Finally, the last line reveals that the maid is still alive.
"Sea Fever" as a Natural World Representative: This poem is about the poet's love for the sea and its animals. He is yearning to see the lonely sea. As a result, he advocates for a well-built ship to sail over the melancholy sea. He begs the star to assist him on his quest. Finally, he tells us that upon seeing the stars, he is filled with joy.
The poem begins with the poet gazing at the moon and thinking of all the wonders that it displays to us every day. Then, he sees something strange in the water and goes over to investigate it. When he gets there, he finds some small shells that seem to be alive. They tell him that they are sick and cannot return home. This makes him feel sad because they are suffering from loneliness even though they have known nothing but happiness while with the moon.
He decides to help them by building them a nice home so that they will have someone to love them. After doing this, he tells them not to worry about them anymore because he has sent them to a new home. At first, they do not understand what he is talking about. However, when they look up at the moon, they realize that it is no longer there. This makes them sad again because they want to be alone once more to think of all the wonderful memories they have made together.
Ans. Before embarking on his journey, the poet desires a lonely sea, a favorable breeze, tranquil sleep, and a pleasant dream. The poet seeks to pilot the ship because he longs to return to the waters. 12. What does the poet mean by saying that the voyage will end in death?
He means that their remains will return home, but he himself will not. Death is the goal of every voyage; we all must die. Therefore, the poet is not afraid of going down with the ship.
That he has been blessed with another day to live his life wisely.
14. Why does the poet write "Tis better to have loved and lost?"
Because it turns out that he has already lost some people he loved. So, he decides not to lose any more people and writes this line.
His friend was very sad to hear that the poet had died. However, he quickly got over it because he knew that the poet had left everything behind, including his fear of death.