Essay on The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner

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When reading the poems “Kubla Khan,” “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” and other poems from Samuel Coleridge, he seems to try and make readers have an active imagination and exposed too many color schemes. I realized with all of his poems he tries to take the reader on imaginative flights, with “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” “As idle as a painted ship/ upon painted ocean.” You can imagine the colors in your mind as a rainbow or something equally as vibrant, it also brings a lot of imagination. Coleridge uses some kind of unique language in “The Rime of The Ancient Mariner” such as “Eftsons his hand drops he” and “we drifted o’er the harbour-bar.” In this poem, the search for moral and spiritual rationality is the goal and is expressed in the poem as a type of blessing or release which he must earn. In “Kubla Khan,” Coleridge expresses man 's social instinct to conform and belong to a group. This also relates to the creation of rituals and rules by the human-being. The theme of freedom is emphasized in both poems, escaping from criticism, in the case of “Kubla Khan,” and from blame and regret, in “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.” They both explore the tendency to be spontaneous for reasons accumulated through the traits of human and social instinct, in contrast to that obtained naturally. An example of this natural expression is that of the senses. “Kubla Khan” is an extremely sensual and sexual poem, appealing to maybe the animal part of the human rather than to the…

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