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 1800 s. 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 Stormis 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 Simpson and By lander. 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 that Satori would not survive another night." This explains that the hurricane was really damaging the Satori and the Satori was getting a beating. The Setting in the "The Wreck of the Hesperus" was in a sea, but it doesn't say which one. The setting for The Perfect Storm was off the New England coast line. "At dusk a fisherman found a mast of a ship with a little girl tied to it." This explains that the Hesperus was wrecked at sea, but it doesn't say which one. I don't really know where the Satori was wrecked, but in the story it gives small hints that point to it taking place off the New England coastline.

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 1800 s. 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 Stormis 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.

I believe that The Perfect Storm is a better piece because the writer explained the characters more and the action as better explain. "The Wreck of the Hesperus was still pretty good because the setting was better explained.