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"With sloping masts and dipping prow,
As who pursued with yell and blow
Still treads the shadow of his foe
And forward bends his head,
The ship drove fast, loud roared the blast,
And southward aye we fled."
"The wind blew with such force that the ship pitched down in the surf as though it were fleeing an enemy."
Rime of the Ancient Mariner http://www.gradesaver.com/the-rime-of-the-ancient-mariner/study-guide/section1/