The Seafarer

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1)What are the good & bad feelings expressed about seafaring in the first 64 lines?

1)What are the good & bad feelings expressed about seafaring in the first 64 lines?

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In the opening line and on through the first twenty, the speaker of this poem is miserable. He describes his experience at sea as being in constant "sorrow and fear and pain" (line 3), "suffering in a hundred ships,/In a thousand ports, and in me" (lines 4/5). He is "hungry" and "wretched" (lines 12-15).

Not much gives the speaker comfort. In lines 19-22, he says sarcastically,...

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