THERE IS NO FRIGATE LIKE A BOOK
| | | |There is no frigate like a book |“frigate” a small, fast moving ships (simile is used) | |To take us lands away, |“lands” has the connotation of faraway places | |Nor any coursers like a page |“coursers” means horses (simile is used) | | Of prancing poetry: |“Prancing” of horses, to move quickly with high steps | | |A page of a book is compared to prancing horses that can take the reader to a | | |world of imagination and adventure. | |This traverse may the poorest take/ Without oppress |“traverse” to cross an area of land or water. | |of toll; |“oppress” stress; “toll” is money that traveler pay to use a particular road or | | |bridge. | | |Even a poor person can travel and explore different worlds by reading a book | | |because he doesn’t have to pay any toll or money. He can pass through the | | |frontiers of knowledge without paying any money. | |How frugal is the chariot |“frugal” simple and inexpensive. Here books are compared or likened to a simple | |...
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