This is from ‘Rhyme Of the Ancient Mariner’ by Samuel Taylor Coleridge:
All in a hot and copper sky,
The bloody Sun, at noon,
‘Right up above the mast did stand,
No bigger than the Moon.
Day after day, day after day,
We stuck, no breath no motion;
As idle as a painted ship
Upon a painted ocean.
This literary piece is describing the ordeal of a ship and it’s crew trapped in a part of the ocean called the Doldrums. The area is a low-pressure zone in the vicinity of the Equator where sailors experienced squalls, thunderstorms and even hurricanes….
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