For when it dawned--they dropped their arms, And clustered round the mast ; Sweet sounds rose slowly through their mouths, And from their bodies passed. It was criminal to kill the very creature who had brought a turning point for the better in their lives. I looked upon the rotting sea, And drew my eyes away; I looked upon the rotting deck, And there the dead men lay.
The albatross might equally symbolise social connection. And thou art long, and lank, and brown, As is the ribbed sea-sand. A speck, a mist, a shape, I wist!
From the fiends, that plague thee thus! He prayeth well, who loveth well Both man and bird and beast. In mist or cloud, on mast or shroud, It perched for vespers nine ; Whiles all the night, through fog-smoke white, Glimmered the white Moon-shine.
Is Death that woman's mate? By the light of the Moon he beholdeth God's creatures of the great calm. Out of the sea came he, Still hid in mist, and on the left Went down into the sea. The bride whose face was as beautiful as a red rose was being brought into the hall in the accompaniment of singers and musicians who were moving their heads as they were singing and leading the bride to the hall.
And through the drifts the snowy clifts Did send a dismal sheen: Is this mine own country? The storm overtook the ship which was caught in its furry. And never a saint took pity on My soul in agony. All stood together on the deck, For a charnel-dungeon fitter: I bit my arm, I sucked the blood, And cried, A sail!
The western wave was all a-flame. How long in that same fit I lay, I have not to declare; But ere my living life returned, I heard and in my soul discerned Two voices in the air.
The angelic spirits leave the dead bodies, And the bay was white with silent light, Till rising from the same, Full many shapes, that shadows were, In crimson colours came.
How a Ship having passed the Line was driven by storms to the cold Country towards the South Pole ; and how from thence she made her course to the tropical Latitude of the Great Pacific Ocean ; and of the strange things that befell ; and in what manner the Ancyent Marinere came back to his own Country.
It did not come anear; But with its sound it shook the sails, That were so thin and sere. Beyond the shadow of the ship, I watched the water-snakes: Yet its course was not course, and also changed directions frequently as if it evaded some water-spirit.
The Mariner hath his will. The harbour bay was clear as glass, So smoothly it was strewn! And a thousand thaousand slimy things Lived on; and so did I. At night, the water burned green, blue, and white with death fire.
And every tongue, through utter drought, Was withered at the root; We could not speak, no more than if We had been choked with soot. He cannot choose but hear; And thus spake on that ancient man, The bright-eyed mariner. Then all averred, I had killed the bird That brought the fog and mist.
With throats unslaked, with black lips baked, We could nor laugh nor wail; Through utter drought all dumb we stood! Then like a pawing horse let go, She made a sudden bound: And straight the sun was flecked with bars, Heaven's mother send us grace!
Yea, slimy things did crawl with legs Upon the slimy sea.
O happy living things! As they were drinking all. We listened and looked sideways up! For can it be a ship that comes onward without wind or tide?
The very deep did rot: Hither to work us weal; Without a breeze, without a tide, She steadies with upright keel!The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Kubla Khan and Christabel are poems that arise out of the subconscious and evoke a magical and mysterious mood.
The setting for the poem The Ancient Mariner is the Middle Ages. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (originally The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere) is the longest major poem by the English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, written in –98 and published in in the first edition of Lyrical Ballads.
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner study guide contains a biography of Samuel Coleridge, literature essays, a complete e-text, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor agronumericus.com SEVEN PARTS Facile credo plures esse Naturas invisibiles quam visibiles in rerum universitate.
Sed horum omnium familiam quis nobis enarrabit et. Page/5(13). The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is a lyrical ballad i.e. a poem written in the form and style of a folk ballad which is usually written by an anonymous person. The ballad is a narrative song-poem, usually relating a single, dramatic incident or story, in a form suitable for singing or rhythmical chanting.
The most convincing reading of the poem as "personal allegory" is George Whalley's essay The Mariner and the Albatross. The Mariner, Whalley suggests, is the poet. The albatross is the bringer of the benign south wind that Coleridge associates, in his Anima Poetae, with Genius. In killing the albatross, he has destroyed his gift.Download