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British adventurer Debra Searle (formerly Debra Veal) analyses a passage from 'The Sea Around Us' by Rachel Carson. She discusses how Carson’s use of language and tone related to her experiences and emotions whilst crossing the Atlantic.
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4 October 2007

Classroom Ideas

Students could discuss the effectiveness of the imagery and add their own examples after considering how the use of metaphorical writing by Rachel Carson can capture the realities of life at sea.