I believe that The Perfect Storm is a better that "The Wreck of the Hesperus", because
the action was more intense, the writer explained the characters more, and the story was
longer. A strength of "The Wreck of the Hesperus" is that the poem had good form.
Another strength is that it was short. A strength of the poem is that is was pretty
suspenseful, but not as suspenseful as The Perfect Storm. A weakness of "The Wreck of
the Hesperus" was that the poem was a little hard to understand because it was written
back in the 1800s. Another weakness is that the poem wasn't to informative of what
kind of damage the storm was causing to the Hesperus. A strength of The Perfect Storm
is that characters were explained a lot. Another strength is that the author told us a lot of
details about what the storm was doing too the ship and the Avon crew. Also, another
strength is that the story is longer than the poem. A weakness is that the writer talked
about Moore too much. Another weakness is that the writer didn't really say where
the storm took place. Also, another weakness is that the names of the boats were a little
confusing because the writer switched between them to fast.
Characters in "The Wreck of the Hesperus" include the skipper, the skipper's
daughter, the old sailor, and the maiden. Characters in The Perfect Storm included
Captain Leonard and Moore. Some other characters were Stimpson and Bylander.
The Perfect Storm was more effective in explaining its characters. This shows when the
writer explains why Moore joined the Coast Guard and his background. This was
effective because it taught me more about the character's background.
The conflict in "The Wreck of the Hesperus" was the Hesperus was stuck in a
hurricane. The conflict in The Perfect Storm was the same as "The Wreck of the
Hesperus". The action in The Perfect Storm was better explained. "Moore was worried
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