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files The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, read online The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, free The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, free The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner 9f0f79698 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 And Published In In The First Edition Of Lyrical Ballads Modern Editions Use A Later Revised Version Printed In 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 Techniques 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


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 quickly as a finger click it happens just like that There s little thought involved For the Mariner it is spontaneity itself it s in his nature to destroy The shooting of the bird suggests that all sin is the same it s so very easy to be evil in the face of opportunity And I had done a hellish thing,And it would work em woe For all averred, I had killed the birdThat made the breeze to blow.Ah wretch said they, the bird to slay,That made the breeze to blow The bird is suggestive of a Christian soul the Mariner shoots in regardless He doesn t care Remorse comes later, but can it be called true remorse It is only born out of regret because of the dire situation he is placed in because of his wanton act Is this remorse or self pity Is he merely regretful because he wishes to be saved The other sailors hang the bird round his neck, to represent a cross to show that they had no part in the deed But, they didn t care before they had a pack mentality, to kill so mercilessly was a joke it was fun to be in a position of power However, when the scales are turned they realise the error of their ways Is empathy that hard to develop Do they have to be in a dire situation to understand brutality Ah well a day what evil looks Had I from old and young Instead of the cross, the Albatross About my neck was hung Before the shooting of the bird the world is a wonder The ice is picturesque it is sea is green like an emerald and the sun is fantastic With the Albatross came the wind and the mist Afterwards the sea becomes silent, the water turns to oil and the sun is bloody and vengeful Nature recognises the crime it reacts in turn and attacks humanity in its anger The supernatural occurs, and the power of Coleridge s romantic imagination is felt The wonder of the poem is the many allegories it holds It can be read in many different each of which is valid The one that I hear when I read is the one that suggests of a spiritual salvation No matter what the symbolic nature of the Mariner s crime suggests, he is still redeemable Humanity is still redeemable Not all is lost There is still hope for the spontaneous and the thoughtless The selfmoment I could pray And from my neck so freeThe Albatross fell off, and sankLike lead into the sea It may be self deceiving, and it may be just to save his own skin But, I d like to think the Mariner is genuine I d like to think he realises the futility of his actions and comes around I d like think his morale transformation is real, and he isn t just doing it to continue his existence, but who knows This poem is dense and conflicting, but it s easily Coleridge s best work.


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    Her lips were red, her looks were free, Her locks were yellow as gold Her skin was white as leprosy,The Nightmare Life in Death was she, Who thicks man s blood with cold.When I did construction work this is what I always wrote on the inside of the Port a Potties, amongst all the other graffiti and anatomically imaginative drawings of women.


  3. says:

    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 something else must be forever lost A close friend who suffers from PTSD has related to me that this poem is true to many feelings he has had to deal with.


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    Since then, at an uncertain hour,That agony returns And till my ghastly tale is told,This heart within me burns. 75 Today, 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 people That is one of my many flaws fed by one complicated present And, yes, not all people are bad but I am not willing to take any chances.However, many years ago, a young man that was going to a wedding, had no other choice but to listen to a strange man s story He resisted but the old man, a bright eyed Mariner, had already decided that the young guest was going to be the next listener And so the story begins.This is my first Coleridge and I was delightfully surprised This poem was published in 1798 and it is divided into seven parts It is written in old English, of course, and that always means that I have to read it very carefully to avoid confusion At some point, I felt like a four year old finding help in the beautiful illustrations that this book contains I probably should not admit that, but there it is It is written I cannot take it back I could, though, but I do not want to erase that and think of something else to write Like a lie Because that would be too weird And the babbling ends now.Coleridge s poetry is a true gem waiting to be discovered Its vividness is something I have seen before but with a different style A very unique melody It is exceptionally evocative The images it describes are too powerful, they manage to leave the paper to become something you can see and touch The roar of the sea becomes too intense to bear The sky transforms into a dark vapor viciously moving from one side to another I could hardly see who was next to me, I only hear their yelling And the loudest one came from the sea And now there came both mist and snow,And it grew wondrous cold And ice, mast high, came floating by,As green as emerald 12 And yet, the frightening images described by this poem do not sound that bad after listening to the music dwelling in every verse This beautiful melody took me by surprise and became a serene partner throughout this entire adventure Suddenly, the sky did not look so threatening the icy water became bearable, and the solitary immensity of the sea was welcome And again, contradictions That feeling described above changed from time to time The desperation of being trapped in such a surreal landscape was so great sometimes that I could feel it in my bones.Day after day, day after day,We stuck, nor breath nor motion As idle as a painted shipUpon a painted ocean 21 Gustave Dor About, about, in reel and routThe death fires danced at night The water, like a witch s oils,Burnt green, and blue and white 25 The story continues with the Mariner killing an albatross That sad decision brought disgrace to all the crew, and especially, to the bright eyed Mariner Sometimes death embodies blessing, when living becomes a curse.Alone, alone, all, all alone,Alone on a wide wide sea And never a saint took pity onMy soul in agony 35 This poem is a perfect reminder of everything we need, no matter the place nor time respect for one another For all living things Not only for the sake of others, but for yours Every action has its consequence It would be a dreadful thing to have killed the bird that made the breeze to blow.Aug 17, 14 Also on my blog.


  5. says:

    If all poetry books were like this, I would never read any prose.____________________________________________I 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 had a lot of problems This prompted the following verse For he had done a hellish thingAnd it would work them woeFor all averred, he had fired the nerdThat made the code to go Twas ill, said they, when nerds won t stayThat make the code to go.


  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 and takes the reader It s really quite an amazing journey that may appeal to those who don t even care for poetry.

    It s an eerie story with equally eerie illustrations told by an old sailor mariner about a disastrous voyage that begins with a storm that leads them astray until a lucky albatross appears and guides them along to safety.but then the mariner shockingly shoots the albatross and bad luck, bad spirits, slimy legged sea creatures and death result, but that s not where it ends.there s so much .

    If you have a little window of time to fit this one in.I highly recommend it It s easy to understand.and a winner of a classic


  7. says:

    Farewell, farewell But this I tellTo thee, thou Wedding Guest He prayeth well, who loveth wellBoth man and bird and beast.He prayeth best, who loveth bestAll things both great and small For the dear God who loveth usHe made and loveth all.A mariner, returning from a long sea voyage, engages a man who is attending a wedding, and begins to tell the tale of his sufferings during his journey.


  8. 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 day,We stuck, nor breath nor motion As idle as a painted shipUpon a painted ocean.Water, water, everywhere And all the boards did shrink Water, water, everywhere,Nor any drop to drink.


  9. says:

    Beware the Age of Reason14 December 2014 Whenever I come to this poem the first thing that comes to mind is the song by Iron Maiden unfortunately I don t think they did a video clip which would have been awesome in its own right.I am really tempted to spend the rest of this review talking about how as a teenager I loved Iron Maiden, and about how they were unfairly persecuted by the church because they released one song called Number of the Beast with an album of the same name , where in reality they just wrote some really cool songs with some really cool music Okay, this particular song is based heavily on the poem, and probably would be akin to a ballad as opposed to a song, but I am getting ahead of myself here because I probably shouldn t be talking about Iron Maiden Still, I should at least display the cover for the single As I was looking through Google Images for this particular poster I noticed that a lot of the artwork relating to this particular poem was very dark, and in some cases bordering on the horrific Take for instance this poster There is a very heavy spiritual element to it, but then again the poem itself has some very strong spiritual connotations, with ghost ships, curses, and of course the mariner being forced to live and watch all of his crew die of thirst one by one In fact, a classic line water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink comes from this poem and not, as originally thought, from the Iron Maiden song.I m sure we all know the story about how a group of sailors travel to the south pole and get stuck in the ice and then along comes an albatross who leads them out of the ice only to have one of the sailors shoot it with a crossbow to the horror of the rest of the crew considering the Albatross is a good omen to sailors, and killing one brings lots of bad luck Sure enough, the ship become becalmed in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and one by one the crew drop dead until the silly sailor is the only one left alive However, he ends up getting rescued after a rain storm passes over to resupply his water and then returns to England where he grabs some unsuspecting person at a wedding and proceeds to retell his story.What I think is happening in this poem is that it is a reaction against the Age of Reason This was a period in Europe where philosophy was shifting from the sacred to the secular Basically unless something could be proven empirically it is of no worth and of no interest It was in effect the beginning of the end of the church, and of superstition though as far as I am concerned the church is still alive and well today The whole thing about the albatross is that it was superstition, and by shooting it with a crossbow the sailor is in effect thumbing his nose at superstition As far as he is concerned, the age of superstition has passed and the age of reason has begun.Coleridge, I suspect, is saying no it hasn t I don t necessarily think he is suggesting that we avoid black cats and look for four leaf clovers, but he is saying that despite the rise of the scientific method, we simply cannot discard the sacred, because not only is the sacred important to our past and gives us an identity, it also puts limits on morality In effect, from what I gained from reading this poem, is that we dispense with the sacred code at our peril.


  10. says:

    To be honest, I bought this only because this edition is illustrated by Mervyn Peake, and I wanted to read the work to which he matched his amazing illustrations.Little did I expect to experience such a wonderful poetry story I am, admittedly, a bit of an unreliable poetry reader I don t often like let alone, love poetry, but when I do I tend to really like it No doubt, someone knowledgeable or better cough versed in poetry can probably figure out why I like the poetry poets I do Like Blake, Eliot, Tennyson, Emerson as opposed to the poetry I don t Like Dickenson, Plath, Ginsberg, Cummings I don t really know I have never taken a poetry class, nor do I know of anyone around me who is an avid poetry fan, whom I can talk to about poetry I don t really understand what makes one poet one way, or another different I don t understand why The Wasteland makes my heart stir, or why The Colossus makes my eyes roll I do understand one thing, though The Ancient Mariner is one work that has revitalized my occasionally flagging interest in poetry, and I m thankful for it.That being said, I can t imagine reading this without Peake s illustrations If you re reading a version without Peake s illustrations, you are wrong, and you should feel wrong Though, I suppose you can be forgiven if you are satisfied with the Gustav Dor he is amazing too, and was actually a major influence on Mervyn Peake Bottom Line Came for the Peake, stayed for the Coleridge and Peake.


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