The InchCape Rock

By: Samantha S

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Before the storm

This is a picture of the inchcape rock before the storm hits .

Main Idea

Inchcape rock near the coast of Scotland is actually the central theme of this essay. This particular rock in Scotland is a huge and perilous rock which can be noticed in hot and sunny days but a ship could meet with an accident with the rock during storms because it is not visible at that time. Now this cat needed to be belled.


Abbot of aberbrothok

The Style Of The Inchcape Rock

The Inchcape Rock is written in the form of a ballad interwoven with a number of poetical devices to convey a moral lesson- ‘As you sow, so shall you reap.’
A ballad is a long, narrative poem that tells a story. The Inchcape Rock tells the story of a wicked pirate who cuts off the bell on the Inchcape Rock, which was put there by an abbot. He did so out of selfish motive and envy. In the end his own ship crashes against the Rock and is drowned in the sea. The moral of the poem goes like this that ‘he who digs a pit for others, falls into it.’ Thus the ballad has adventure, heroism, jealousy and a moral.