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Middle & High School - Reading Comprehension
2.4 Sea-Fever by John Masefield

I MUST down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea's face and a grey dawn breaking.

I must down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.

I must down to the seas again to the vagrant gypsy life.
To the gull's way and the whale's way where the wind's like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over.

Q 1: What is the wind like in the last stanza?
Blunt.
Calm.
Cutting.
Quiet.

Q 2: What conflict might the author be feeling?
Lonely and sad, yet drawn to the sea.
Likes to sail, but doesn't like the work involved.
Poor, but he needs to work the boat to live.
Loves the sea, but hates the sea creatures.

Q 3: What does he look forward to when he is finished?
A good meal and a good conversation.
A good night's sleep and a happy dream.
Good company.
A lot of money and success.

Q 4: What word could you substitute for "must" in the first line?
Think.
Head.
Will
Most.

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