Key Quotes- The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Key Quotes- The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

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Part I

'And he stoppeth one of three'

'He holds him with his glittering eye... He cannot choose but hear'

'The Sun came up upon the left/Out of the sea came he/And he shone bright and on the right'

'Red as a rose is she'

'And thus spake in that ancient man/The bright eyed Mariner'

'The ice'

'As if it had been a Christian soul/We hailed it in God's name'

'With my cross-bow/I shot the albatross'

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Part II

'The sun now rose upon the right'

'And I had done a hellish thing'

'All in a hot and copper sky/The bloody Sun, at noon'

'As idle as a painted ship/Upon a painted ocean'

'Water, water everywhere'

'Yea, slimy things did crawl with legs'

'The death fires danced at night'

'Burnt green and blue and white'

'Instead of the cross, the Albatross/About my neck was hung'

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Part III

'A weary time!'

'I bit my arm, I sucked the blood'

'And straight the sun was flecked with bars'

'Is that a Death? and are there two?/Is Death that woman's mate?

'Her lips were red, her looks were free/Her locks were yellow as gold/Her skin was as white as leprosy'

'And the twain were casting dice'

'The stars were dim, and thick the night'

'And cursed me with his eye'

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Part IV

'I fear thee and thy glittering eye'

'Alone, alone, all, all alone... And never a saint took pity on'

'I looked to heaven and tried to pray'

'Nor rot nor reek did they'

'Seven days, seven nights, I saw that curse/And yet I could not die'

'But where the ship's huge shadow lay'

'O happy living things!'

'And I blessed them unaware'

'The Albatross fell off, and sank/Like lead into the sea'

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Part V

'Oh sleep! it is a gentle thing'

'And when I awoke it rained'

'The loud wind never reached the ship/Yet now the ship moved on!'

'We were a ghastly crew'

'Sweet sounds rose slowly throught their mouths'

'With short uneasy motion'

'And I fell down in a swound'

'By him who died on cross'

'Quoth he, "the man hath penance done/Ans penance more will do"'

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Part VI

'Still as a slave before his lord'

'I woke and we were sailing on'

'The dead men stood together'

'And now this spell was snapt: once more'

'Like one, that on a lonesome road/Doth walk in fear and dread'

'Is this mine own countree?'

'This seraph-band, each waved his hand'

'The Pilot and the Pilot's boy'

'He'll shrieve my soul, he'll wash away/The Albatross's blood'

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Part VII

'The Hermit good lives in that wood'

'Brown skeletons of leaves that lag'

'Under the water it rumbled on... The ship went down like lead'

'My body lay afloat'

'The Devil knows how to row'

'I stood on the firm land'

'And till my ghastly tale is told/This heart within me burns'

'The moment that his face I see/I know the man that must hear me'

'A sadder and a wiser man'

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♥ Secret - Team GR


would be great if you could give at least one connotation/implication of some of the main quotes in each part.. otherwise thanks !

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