The Sea Questions & Answers

Hi Everyone!! This article will share The Sea Questions & Answers.

This poem is written by James Reeves. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of The Poet and The Jester, The Boy with an Answer and Nurse’s Song so, you can check these posts as well.

The Sea Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • Clashing – crashing together loudly
  • Shaggy – having long, thick and messy hair
  • Gnaws – bites and nibbles at something persistently
  • Bounds – leaps
  • Reedy – (of a sound) high and thin in tone
  • Scarcely – only just; almost not

Question 1: What is sea being compared to?

Answer: The sea is being compared to a hungry dog.

Question 2: What gets gnawed?

Answer: The rumbling, tumbling stones on the beach get gnawed.

Question 3: What happens to the sea during a storm?

Answer: During a storm, the sea howls loudly like a dog at night.

Question 4: When is sea calm and quiet?

Answer: The sea is calm and quiet on a good weathered days in May and June.

Question 5: What is the calm, quiet sea compared to?

Answer: The calm and quiet sea is compared to a sleeping dog.

Question 6: Why do you think the sea is being compared to a hungry dog?

Answer: The sea is being compared to a hungry dog because of the way it looks, sounds, and sleeps. It is hungry like a dog. The poet sees a similarity between the sea and a dog.

Question 7: Can you compare and analyse the changes in the state of the sea when it is wild and when it is quiet? Explain the comparison in detail with reference to the poem.

Answer: During a storm, the sea becomes rough. It also makes loud noises for a long time and the sea is calm and quiet in the months of May and June. When it is wild the poet uses a number of adjectives, words, and phrases to describe it, like it moans, ‘gnaws’, ‘snuffs and sniffs’, ‘roars’, ‘howls and hollos’ with its ‘clashing teeth’, ‘shaggy jaws’. Whereas when it is calm and peaceful, the sea does not play rather keeps his ‘head between paws’ and remains ‘quiet’ and ‘lies’ on the sea shore.

Question 8: Read the lines and answer the questions:

1. He rolls on the beach all day.

(a) What is really being describe here?

Answer: The waves of the sea are being described here.

(b) Who rolls on the beach?

Answer: The waves roll on the beach.

(c) Why does he roll on the beach? What is he doing?

Answer: The waves come and break on the shore and slowly recede.

2. The rumbling, tumbling stones.

(a) What really makes the stones move?

Answer: The waves of the sea make the stones move.

(b) What are the stones compared to?

Answer: The stones are compared to bones.

(c) What is being done to the stones in the comparison?

Answer: The stones are being gnawed, like a dog would do to a bone.

So, these were The Sea Questions & Answers.

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