Exercise 2: From the Clyde to Sandy Hook

1) The quality of the accommodation was that of a farm animal’s “pen”
causing the residents to get just as ill as the animals on a farm would.

2) “Rough billows” meaning the large rough waves that would crash into the
ship’s hull.

3) The song that was sung is sad and regretful, relevant to the current

4) I chose “cloudless”, meaning the sky is “cloudless”, compared to the
previous night. Next, I chose “fair”, meaning that the wind wasn’t as hectic
as the wind from the day before. And lastly, I chose “companionable” for the
sails that were calm and still.

5) Firstly there is a difference in weather and their direct circumstances with
phrases like “The wind hauled ahead” and “Violent phases of change”.
Both these phrases show how dire and desperate their circumstances are.
Whereas the phrases “A new world indeed” and “Highest possible spirits”
creates a completely opposite atmosphere in the second part of the passage.

In the people, the desperation is created by the phrases “Scarcely human
noises of the sick joined into a kind of farmyard chorus” and
“Discomfortable thoughts and sensations”. A peaceful and relaxed atmosphere
in the second part is illustrated with phrases like “Stories and laughter
went around” and “His reels and jigs and ballads”.

6) I chose “the steamer”, “foeter” and “hame”. “The steamer” because we
don’t use steamers in the modern world. The only steamers that you will see
nowadays, are in museums and at the bottom of the sea. Next, I chose “hame”
and “foeter” because they are so old they must be from old English which is
more than a hundred years deadish.


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