• None of them knew the color of the sky. Their eyes glanced level, and were fastened upon the waves that swept toward them. These waves were of a hue of slate, save for the tops, which were of foaming white, and all of the men knew the colors of the sea. The horizon narrowed and widened, and dipped and rose, and at all times its edge was jagged with waves that seemed thrust up in points like rocks.Many a man ought to have a bath-tub larger than the boat which here rode upon the sea. These waves were most wrongfully and barbarously abrupt and tall, and each froth-top was a problem in small boat navigation.- Stephen Crane “The Open Boat”Analyze the paragraphs above and focus on questions such as: how would you describe the atmosphere created by the author, what words or phrases helped create this impression, what stood out to you, and why?


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