‘spits like a tame cat turned savage’ – the sea is described as an unpleasant and uncontrollable animal.
‘space as a salvo’ and ‘we are bombarded by the empty air’ – the situation is described as warlike, making it seem as though there is an attack going on by an unseen army.
‘the wizened earth’ – the earth is described as intelligent.
‘can raise a tragic chorus’ – this is when the leaves and branches are hit.
‘that it pummels’ – pummels means to hit something quickly, often used when describing a fight.
‘the sea is company’ – the sea is described as a cure for loneliness.
‘strafes invisibly’ – the storm is described as a fighter plane.
‘stacks’ – haystacks, formed piles of hay
‘stooks’ – groups of sheaves stood up to dry in a field
‘salvo’ – the firing of several guns or weapons
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