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A voyage through



The Rime of the Ancient Mariner











By
Samuel Taylor Coleridge



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Let's pack for the voyage!
Who is your travelling companion (study buddy)?




A voyage is a journey. I want you and your travelling companion to feel the
freedom to explore this great poem in a variety of ways.

Let's cut to the chase first of all ­ what will you…

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Websites

www.sparknotes.com/poetry/coleridge

www.eliterature.com.ar/coleridge_samuel_taylor/index.htm



Books

Gothic by Fred Botting, pages 1-13, 91-93 and 98-100 (incidentally this is
a good book if you're doing Frankenstein for coursework)

English Literature, A Student Guide by Martin Stephen, pages 202-204,
208-210 and 220-221

Coleridge, A Collection of Critical Essays, edited by Kathleen Coburn,
pages 32-50,…

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· Imagination v reason

· The Gothic strand within Romanticism

· The role of nature

· The limits of reason



· Ballad form




· Archaic vocabulary ­ why?

· Voices

· Symbols and motifs

· Repetitions

· Sound effects




YOUR VOYAGE IN MORE DETAIL

Port of Call 1: Research into…

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Port of Call 3: A Powerpoint presentation on one of three topics: Ballad,
Gothic, Romanticism

Port of Call 4: Review Part 1

Port of Call 5: An annotated Part V following an exemplar

Port of Call 6: Teach a section to the class and provide a handout on it

Port…

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FIRST PORT OF CALL

Work with your travelling companion at all times!!



Think about these things before you read or hear the poem and be ready to
share them in class



a) Do you know anything at all (or have heard anything) about Samuel
Taylor Coleridge?

b) Same again with…

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Your task, with your companion is to identify ten key biographical/literary facts
about Coleridge. You will be able to get them all from

www.sparknotes.com/poetry/coleridge



When you think you have them, bring them to your teacher, who will mark
them against the key facts sheet. If you don't get all the…

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SECOND PORT OF CALL



1. Working in your pair, I want you to answer the questions below, which are
based on parts one and two of the poem. I suggest you work on them
individually, and then compare your answers with your buddy. If you are
still uncertain about any…

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My questions on Part III

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THIRD PORT OF CALL

In order to gain your stamp for this section, you must produce a Powerpoint
presentation on one of the following topics.

The presentation must include at least FIVE slides, and give a clear
explanation…

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The topics are:



Romantic poetry: its major features and concerns



The Gothic: its major features and concerns



Ballad form in verse: characteristics of its form and purpose


Write down in the box overleaf your sources of information for each. There must
be at least two sources in order to qualify…

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