The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner Analysis

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In 1798 a well-known poet named Samuel Taylor Coleridge published his poem The Rime of The Ancient Mariner. The poem was contained in a poem collage by Coleridge and William Wordsworth called the Lyrical Ballads. Coleridge is known for the Romantic influence in his writings: “Coleridge achieved wonder by the frank violation of natural laws, impressing upon readers a sense of occult powers and unknown modes of being” (“The Romantic Period: Topics.” The Norton Anthology of English Literature). This passage analysis will cover the first of the seven parts of the poem. In analyzing the first part of the poem, one will see the Romantic and Christian influence and how the Christian and Romantic elements interact.
Obsessed with nature and man’s interaction with it: “The
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Many writers of the period were aware of a pervasive intellectual and imaginative climate, which some called ‘the spirit of the age’. This spirit was linked to both the politics of the French Revolution and religious apocalypticism” (“The Romantic Period: Topics.” The Norton Anthology of English Literature). The goal of the poems was to create an emotional connection with the reader to the work. In the seventh stanza of part one the poem reads: “The Sun came up upon the left, Out of the sea came he! And he shone bright, and on the right, Went down into the sea” (Coleridge, Samuel Taylor. “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.”). One can imagine what this sunrise would look like because of the descriptive elements used by Coleridge. A second stanza which describes the landscape well

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