No stir in the air, no stir in the sea,
The ship was as still as she could be,
Her sails from heaven received no motion,
Her keel was steady in the ocean
Without either sign or sound of their
shock The waves flow’d over the
Inchcape Rock; So little they rose, so little they fell,
They did not move the Inchcape Bell.
The Abbot of Aberbrothok
Had placed that bell on the Inchcape Rock;
On a buoy in the storm it floated and swung,
And over the waves its warning rung.
When the Rock was hid by the surge’s swell,
The mariners heard the warning bell;
And then they knew the perilous Rock,
And blest the Abbot of Aberbrothok.
A1. Fill in the blanks.
1. …………placed the Inchcape bell on the Inchcape Rock.
2. The bell guides………………….. in the bad weather.
3. The mariners would bless The Aboot for his…..
4. The Ship’s keel was steady in ……………………………….
A3. What is light house? What is the purpose of it?
A4. Name and explain the figure of speech in following sentences.
1.No stir in the air, no stir in the sea.
2. The ship was as still as she could be
II Write the Rhyme scheme and rhyming words from the stanza.
A5. Compose four lines on ‘Sea journey’ with proper rhyme scheme