- Setting: 'land of mist and snow' 'below the kirk','the ice...growled and roared and howled'- Hell. Links to supernatural 'glittering eye'.
- Language of religion and the supernatural: 'kirk', 'glittering eye', 'Christian soul', 'God's name'.
- Structure: regular 4-line stanzas, except in 11, when the 'storm-blast' hits.
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- Sun & Moon motif: 'The Sun now rose upon the right'- earlier it was the left. Aggression: 'hot and copper sky', 'bloody Sun'. No Moon in this part.
- Irony: 'water water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink', 'idle as a painted ship upon a painted ocean'- loosening grip on reality, romanticism.
- Pagan and religious symbols: 'O Christ!', 'witch's oils', 'in dreams assured'. Punished for paganism.
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- Mimetic: repetition of 'weary'. Hard sounds- 'black lips baked', 'bit'.
- Sun & Moon motif: the ghost-ship 'drove suddenly betwixt us and the Sun', 'as if through a dungeon-grate he peered'.
- References to 'heart' and 'blood': shows
- the fragility of life, power of supernatural. 'Who thicks man's blood with cold', 'my life-blood seemed to sip'.
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- Sun & Moon motif: Sun- eyes 'like pulses beat'. Moon- 'my kind saint took pity on me'. Sun/Moon- changing perspective. Moon- 'I blessed them unaware'.
- Imagery: aligns AM with 'slimy things'- he is 'wicked'. Then sees their 'beauty'- becomes 'charmed'- redemption. Water-snakes: 'glossy','velvet','golden'- civilised. Catholic?
- Turning point: redemption. Endings of parts 1-3- guilt. Part 4- 'the albatross fell off'. 'Fell like lead into the sea'- sea burial, respect.
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- Religious language: 'still my body drank'- baptism. Redemption- 'I was so light','blessed ghost'. No reported fear/emotion: now has faith.
- Sun & Moon motif: Sun- 'it flung the blood into my head'. Moon- 'the lightning fell with never a jag', 'the Moon was at its edge'. Protective influence.
- Wedding Guest: distances reader, mirrors the reader's response- 'I fear thee, Ancient Mariner'. WG's role in poem- frame narrative.
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- Dark and morbid language: 'grim','charnel-dungeon','curse'.Unnatural. 'Bright eye' of God/ Mariner's 'glittering eye'. Foreshadows 'still I could not die'- supernatural. Emphasised by 'voices'. Builds tension.
- Sun & Moon motif: Sun conspicuous by absence. Moon- 'shadow of the moon', 'in the moonlight did glitter'. 'The harbour bay was clear as glass'- reflective.
- Beginnings and endings: tense shift- past/present/future- suggests end of poem/ journey. 'The spell was snapt'. 'Spring' contrasts with 'land of mist and snow'- Mariner has changed. Circular- same setting as Part I, Wedding-Guest in both.
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- The Hermit: 'kneels at morn and noon and eve'- unaffected by Sun & Moon/supernatural. Religion cannot stop the 'woeful agony' of supernatural punishment.
- The Wedding- Guest: order is never restored for him- loss of identity. Frame narrative- represents the reader. 'Sadder and wiser'.
- Setting: reflects earlier events. 'Skeletons of leaves','the Devil knows how to row','alone on a wide wide sea'. Everything that has happened has changed the Mariner.
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