How is transferred epithet used in cold sea in poem keeping quiet

Dear Student, 

'Fishermen in the cold sea' is a transferred epithet used by the poet in the poem. Here, the poet actually refers to fishermen as cold-hearted for damaging other species for their selfish needs. So, the word cold actually describes the fishermen and not the sea. Therefore, it is an example of transferred epithet.

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