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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner The Rime of the Ancient Mariner originally The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere is the longest major poem by the English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge written in 1797–98 and published in 1798 in the first edition of Lyrical Ballads Modern editions use a later revised version printed in 1817 and featuring a gloss Along with other poems in Lyrical Ballads it was a signal shift to modern poetry and the beginning of British Romantic literatureIt relates the events experienced by a mariner who has returned from a long sea voyage The Mariner stops a man on his way to a wedding ceremony and begins to narrate a story The Wedding Guest's reaction turns from bemusement to impatience fear and fascination as the Mariner's story progresses as can be seen in the language style for example the use of narrative techniues such as personification and repetition to create a sense of danger or the supernatural or serenity depending on the mood each different part of the poem

About the Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge

William Wordsworth one of the founders of the Romantic Movement in England and one of the Lake Poets He is probably best known for his poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan as well as his major prose work Biographia Literaria

10 thoughts on “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

  1. says:

    So why did the Ancient Mariner shoot the Albatross? To me the answer is simple He did it because he could; he did it because is he is a man and that’s what men do he saw something beautiful; he saw perfection in nature and he killed it That’s humanity for you Sinning is easily as u

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    Who we start out as and who we end up as has always seemed to me to be the central point of this poem One can often return to a physical place but in the returning find that place lost due to the way their journey has changed their soul Looking for salvation one often finds that in the finding

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    Her lips were red her looks were free Her locks were yellow as goldHer skin was white as leprosyThe Nightmare Life in Death was she Who thicks man's blood with coldWhen I did construction work this is what I always wrote on the inside of the Port a Potties amongst all the other graffiti and anatomica

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    Since then at an uncertain hourThat agony returns;And till my ghastly tale is toldThis heart within me burns 75Today if a stranger stopped me at some party to talk to me about some story I'd probably walk away with a nervous smile holding my pepper spray with dissimulation I admit it I do not easily trust pe

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    If all poetry books were like this I would never read any proseI was thinking about the Ancient Mariner just now apropos Kris's review of Ice and recalled an incident from a project I was once involved in The person in charge failed to renew the contract of a difficult but talented software engineer after which we ha

  6. says:

    Excellent Reading the USS INDIANAPOLIS a few weeks back brought this poem to my attention beginning with the well known words Water water everywhere And all the boards did shrink; Water water everywhere Nor any drop to drink First published in 1798 I was both delighted and surprised to find where this poem actually begins a

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    Farewell farewell But this I tellTo thee thou Wedding GuestHe prayeth well who loveth wellBoth man and bird and beastHe prayeth best who loveth bestAll things both great and small;For the dear God who loveth usHe made and loveth allA mariner returning from a long sea voyage engages a man who is attending a wedding and begins to tel

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    “Day after day day after dayWe stuck nor breath nor motion;As idle as a painted shipUpon a painted ocean“If the truth has to be told I must own that my first acuaintance with these lines was as some of you might have already guessed not through Samuel Coleridge’s poem but through Iron Maiden’s superbe album Powerslave and when I bo

  9. says:

    Definitely in my top 10 favorite poems I love the way it flows; the lyrical rhythm soothes the battered soul Day after day day after dayWe stuck nor breath nor motion;As idle as a painted shipUpon a painted oceanWater water everywhere And all the boards did shrink;Water water everywhereNor any drop to drink

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    A poem which heavily influenced modern Western cultureReview of free Kindle editionA Public Domain BookPublication Date May 16 2012Language EnglishASIN B0083Z49HO36 pagesI hated this thing in high school The homework assignment to read it was interesting but the pain began in the next day's class The teacher read it aloud to us Slowly Then she went over

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