2.3 The Inchcape Rock – Activity 1
Read the extract & complete the activities given below. 
No stir in the air, no stir in the sea,
The Ship was still as she could be;
Her sails from heaven received no motion,
Her keel was steady in the ocean.
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
The Sun in the heaven was shining gay,
All things were joyful on that day;
The sea-birds scream’d as they wheel’d round,
And there was joyaunce in their sound.
A1] Global Understanding 
State whether the following sentences are true or false.
- The sea is described as stormy & rough in the extract.
- During the storm the mariners would hear the warning bell & keep their ships away from the Rock.
- The sailors cursed the Abbot of Aberbrothok for placing the bell.
- The warning bell was placed on a float upon the Inchcape Rock.
A2] Inference 
Describe the qualities of the Abbot of Aberbrothok from the extract.
A3] Personal Response 
Describe an incident where you have done something selflessly good to somebody.
A4] Poetic Devices 
‘The ship was still as she could be’
Name & explain the figure of speech in the above line. Find & write one example of the same from the extract.
A5] Poetic Creativity 
Compose four rhyming lines on ‘sea’