The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Author(s): Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is the longest major poem by the English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. It relates the events experienced by a mariner who has returned from a long sea voyage. The Mariner stops a man who is on the way to a wedding ceremony and begins to narrate a story. The Wedding-Guest's reaction turns from bemusement to impatience and fear to fascination as the Mariner's story progresses, as can be seen in the language style: for example, Coleridge uses narrative techniques such as personification and repetition to create either a sense of danger, of the supernatural or of serenity, depending on the mood of each of the different parts of the poem.

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  • : 9781500643492
  • : CreateSpace
  • : CreateSpace
  • : July 2014
  • : 229mm X 152mm X 2mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • : Paperback / softback
  • : 32
  • : black & white illustrations