What makes this poem an elegy?
- There is a melancholic, mournful tone to the poem
The poem's speaker relates how the sea took his "sea-worthy soul" "in sorrow and fear and pain," showing him "suffering" and "hardship." Further, the speaker notes how he has been "wretched" as he has drifted on an "ice-cold sea," and his soul has "drown[ed] in desolation." Also, he has passed his life without a family and been subjected to all types of weather.
- The thoughts of the speaker are formed with imagination in the first person.
In lines 11-12, he states, "Around...
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