The Rime of the Ancient Marniner (Lyrical Ballads, Coleridge)

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Why is the poem (Rime of the Ancient Mariner) considered a Romantic poem?
The poem is typically Romantic because it is linked to folk tales
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What kind of Romanticism is also portrayed in the poem?
Gothic Romance (there are supernatural and magic elements)
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What is the poem characterised by?
a mixture of supernatural and real events
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What are the real aspects to the poem?
the details about wedding, the weather, the position of the sun, the hemisphere, the Mariner's country
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What are the main supernatural elements in the poem?
*the old mariner, his “glittering eye” with its hypnotic power*the mysterious force that obliges him to tell his story* the albatross, a sacred bird endowed with supernatural power* the presence of strange creatures (spirits, angels, sea-monsters)*
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What is the religious reading of this poem?
killing the albatross is a sin against nature and God, for this reason the Mariner is punished and his punishment consists in telling the story of his mysterious travel. Only in the end he can reach the salvation, represented by the return in his co
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What is the dream interpretation of this poem?
the poem has the features of a dream and the poet deals with many aspects of supernatural and relates the less conscious part of his psyche.
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What is the Allegory of the life of the soul interpretation to this poem?
the poem also seems the description of the states of the soul, the passage from crime to redemption through the punishment and the expiation.
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What quote uses the technique of alliteration?
“He hold him with his skinny hand”
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What quote uses the technique of assonance?
“...and growled, and roared and howled”
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What quote uses internal rhyme?
“And he shone bright, and on the right” “The ship drove fast, loud roared the blast”
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What is the rhyme of this poem?
ABCB, ABAB
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What style is this poem written in?
Ballad
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How is a Ballad poem structured?
Each stanza is made up of four lines therefore it is a quartet. This is the traditional structure of a popular genre known as ballad.
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