The Chambered Nautilus
Updated: 12/11/2019
The Chambered Nautilus
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English III assignment for the poem "The Chambered Nautilus."

Storyboard Text

  • In gulfs enchanted, where the Siren sings,And coral reefs lie bare,Where the cold sea-maids rise to sun their streaming hair. (Holmes 1.6-7) The nautilus is an illustrious creature.
  • This is the ship of pearl, which, poets feign,Sails the unshadowed main (Holmes 1.1-2) This references the journey that's about to happen.
  • The venturous bark that flings (Holmes 1.3) This is the adventure, where the sirens draw it to a shipwreck.
  • Its webs of living gauze no more unfurl;Wrecked is the ship of pearl! (Holmes 2.1-2) The nautilus has crashed and lost hope.
  • Thanks for the heavenly message brought by thee,Child of the wandering sea (Holmes 4.1-2) We are thanking the nautilus for revealing the true value of life.
  • Leave thy low-vaulted past! Let each new temple, nobler than the last, Shut thee from heaven with a dome more vast (Holmes 5.3-5) Holmes is telling us to learn from the past and to be more open to new opportunities
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