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Looking for some quotes on how the themes lonlieness/alienation or exile are conveyed using imagery and symbols in "The Seafarer"?

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In "The Seafarer," loneliness and alienation are themes referred to often by the poem's speaker.  The seafarer describes loneliness on the water in the following quote using imagery that describes a wintery, frozen world, where he is sorrowful, a world without love, but filled with ice: no warmth of companionship to be had.

How wretched I was, drifting through winter

On an ice-cold sea, whirled in sorrow,

Alone in a world blown clear of love,

Hung with icicles

In the following quote, the narrator uses "chains" symbolically to describe his sense of alienation or exile.

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