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The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner By Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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The title of the poem in the original Lyrical Ballads is actually "The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere." Few editors use this archaic spelling, but it shows how Coleridge deliberately tried to give the poem a dated feel. (Source)

Coleridge began to take opium, a drug made from the poppy flower, in the late 1700s. The drug…


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