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I need help paraphrasing Canto I by Ezra Pound. I have to write it in paragraph form and I can't leave anything out. I'm having trouble with a few lines.

"And then went down to the ship,
Set keel to breakers, forth on the godly sea, and"

"Circe's this craft, the trim-coifed goddess"

"Covered with close-webbed mist, unpierced ever
With glitter of sun-rays
Nor with stars stretched, nor looking back from heaven
Swartest night stretched over wretched men there."

"Here did they rites, Perimedes and Eurylochus,"

"Then prayed I many a prayer to the sickly death's-head;"

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    "Circe's this craft, the trim-coifed goddess"

    Check this site about Circe

    http://www.pantheon.org/articles/c/circe.html

    "Here did they rites, Perimedes and Eurylochus,"

    Check a definition of "rites." Who were Perimedes and Eurylochus?

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    But what does "trim-coifed" mean?

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