The Seafarer style analysis

The Seafarer style analysis
By, Paul Albrecht
“Thus the joys of God are fervent with life, where life itself fades quickly into the
earth.” (64-66). In “The Seafarer” the author uses detailed imagery, figurative language,
and point of view. To help the modern day reader better understand the trials and
tribulations of a sailor of the period.
The author of “The Seafarer” describes a lot of the story. All over the story you
can find imagery that appeals to all six senses. Most of the imagery is visual “smashing
surf” (6). The story contains sound imagery “roaring sea” (18). Tactile imagery “ice cold
In the story “The Seafarer” you can find different types of figurative language. In
lines 4 and 5 “showed me suffering in a hundred ships, in a thousand ports, and in me.” It
is an example of a hyperbole. In line 116 “God mightier than any mans mind” it is a form
of a metaphor. There are other forms of figurative language but they are very hard to
The author narrates in first person. The author is writing about his own
experiences as a seafarer. In lines 1 through 5 it tells you that the story is his which
means it’s about him. Throughout the entire story, he talks in first person.
In “The Seafarer” you find imagery, figurative language, and point of view. The
author is very descriptive. He tells his own story in first person point of view.