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Robert Southey

The message of the poem is that the acts of evil men come back to haunt them, or more simply put, the wicked are justly punished for their evil deeds. In this poem, the wicked Sir Ralph Rover...

Latest answer posted April 14, 2018, 12:00 am (UTC)

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Robert Southey

In the poem, the Abbot of Aberbrothok has attached a bell to a buoy to warn sailors of the perilous Inchcape Rock. When mariners hear the bell, they know that they have the abbot to thank for their...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2016, 3:07 pm (UTC)

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In the poem "Inchcape Rock," the Abbot and Sir Ralph are very different characters. The Abbot, for instance, is a kind and good-hearted man who wants to make sure that people are kept safe at sea....

Latest answer posted March 4, 2017, 11:20 am (UTC)

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Sir Ralph the Rover was utterly upset when his ship struck the Inchcape Rock. He was in anguish and regretted what he did because his malicious scheme caught up with him. Till the vessel strikes...

Latest answer posted June 13, 2016, 8:20 pm (UTC)

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Robert Southey

In his poem "Inchcape Rock," Robert Southey does not describe the rock itself at any great length. He notes simply that it is "perilous," but the story of the poem makes it clear why this is. The...

Latest answer posted April 5, 2021, 11:00 am (UTC)

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In the seventh stanza, we learn that Sir Ralph the Rover "felt the cheering power of spring." The good weather improves his mood, and he's happy to enjoy a sunny day on the seas. In fact, the...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2016, 7:10 pm (UTC)

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First, in Inchcape Rock by Robert Southey, the story of the Inchcape Bell is told. It was anchored by the Abbot of Aberbrothok to a buoy atop Inchcape Rock. On mild days, like the one on which the...

Latest answer posted December 14, 2009, 1:02 am (UTC)

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"Inchcape Rock" by Robert Southey is a short narrative poem based on a Scottish tradition. According to the poem, the Abbot of Aberbrothok had placed a bell on Inchape Rock, a reef that could be...

Latest answer posted January 4, 2018, 11:04 pm (UTC)

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The first stanza describes a ship on still water. With no wind, the sails "from Heaven" are motionless. Inchcape Rock is a section of land or a reef in Scotland that sticks out only inches above...

Latest answer posted May 27, 2015, 9:32 pm (UTC)

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The poem The Inchcape Rock by Robert Southey refers to a bell which has been placed on a reef after many sailors have presumably lost their lives on this notorious stretch of sea. The poem begins...

Latest answer posted June 4, 2015, 8:53 am (UTC)

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Robert Southey

The poem "Inchcape Rock" by Robert Southey in a sense is an allusion to or retelling of a well-known folktale about Inchcape Rock, an area in the North Sea notable for its shipwrecks. In the...

Latest answer posted May 22, 2015, 5:05 pm (UTC)

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The ship mentioned in the first stanza was the pirate ship belonging to Sir Ralph the Rover. No stir in the air, no stir in the sea,The Ship was still as she could be;Her sails from heaven...

Latest answer posted October 10, 2015, 8:15 am (UTC)

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Robert Southey

Robert Southey's poem "Inchcape Rock" concerns a pirate, Sir Ralph the Rover, who gained wealth by stealing from shipwrecks. It is based on a legend about a fourteenth-century monk, the Abbot of...

Latest answer posted June 10, 2016, 11:50 am (UTC)

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Robert Southey

The Encyclopedia Britannica online gives the best succinct definition of irony in literature and drama. It states that irony in literature and drama is found in a "situation in which there is an...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2009, 2:04 am (UTC)

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The title of Robert Southey's poem "Inchcape Rock" is based on folktales surrounding a real reef in Scotland named Inchcape Rock or the Bell Rock. This reef is located in the North Sea, off the...

Latest answer posted June 10, 2016, 9:07 am (UTC)

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Robert Southey

In the poem 'Inchcape Rock' by Robert Southey, the captain strikes a blow at a beacon of Christianity by removing a safety bell placed by a bishop whom all respect on a dangerous cliff at sea. The...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2009, 3:01 am (UTC)

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In the poem, the pirate captain, Sir Ralph the Rover, maliciously destroyed the bell mounted on a buoy by the Abbot of Aberbrothok. The boat is lower’d, the boatmen row, And to the Inchcape Rock...

Latest answer posted October 25, 2015, 12:34 pm (UTC)

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John Gedy, The Abbot of Aberbrothock and some monks made it to the location of the Inchcape Rock and installed a bell that sent an audible warning to seafarers. Historical sources observe that the...

Latest answer posted June 8, 2016, 1:40 pm (UTC)

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The poem "Inchcape Rock" by Robert Southey is based on a legend about a fourteenth-century Abbot who wanted to help keep mariners safe from the dangers of Inchcape Rock. Although the story of Sir...

Latest answer posted June 10, 2016, 10:34 am (UTC)

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The poem "Inchcape Rock" by Robert Southey mimics the style of traditional border ballads, albeit using iambic tetrameter couplets arranged into four line stanzas rather than ballad meter. It is a...

Latest answer posted June 4, 2015, 4:05 pm (UTC)

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In this assignment, you are being asked to write a "compare and contrast" essay. This means that your instructor is asking you to view the poem analytically rather than simply summarizing the poem....

Latest answer posted June 10, 2016, 7:17 am (UTC)

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I believe that you are referring to an incident in the poem "The Inchcape Rock." The original attempt by the Abbot to put a bell out there was done sometime in the 1300s. Therefore, it would have...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2010, 11:02 pm (UTC)

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