The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner By Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Analysis (Sound Check)
If The Rime of the Ancient Mariner were a song, it would have to be a country song. The comparison between the ballad and country music is appropriate because both are popular folk genres. If you're like us and listen to country music radio, you'll notice that a lot of the songs tell a story. These stories might not be as long as The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, but the idea is the same. The singer wants to tell you about some hard times and then wrap things up with a moral at the end. The Mariner himself is essentially just his age's version of a trucker, except his open road is the ocean.
The stanzas in the poem are meant to be small and easily…