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The Chambered Nautilus, Oliver Wendell Holmes

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Sr. "The Chambered Nautilus." Poetryfoundation.org. Poetry Foundation, n.d. Web. 20 Mar. 2016.

In lines 1-4, "This is the ship of pearl, which, poets feign,/Sails the unshadowed main,—/ The venturous bark that flings/ On the sweet summer wind its purpled wings/," the word "bark" means

A

noise.

B

ship.

C

explorer.

D

sun.

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