Tag Archive: Coleridge

An Exploration of Guilt and Penance in Rime of the Ancient Mariner

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Culpability and wrongdoing are often used motifs in poem and prose. Guilt and penance used in Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Rime of the Ancient Mariner as not only a plot device but a window into the human psyche of… Continue reading

Coleridge’s Ancient Mariner and the Suspension of Disbelief

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In a narrow sense, media is a means of conveying stories, real and unreal. And in the sense of entertainment, fictional media – be it literature, television, or cinema – allows us to… Continue reading

Lyrical Ballads : A Romantic Movement Towards Contemporary Poetry

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A rebellion against the Enlightenment and its emphasis on logic, politics, the church, and the like, the Romantic Movement focused on individualism, emotions, nature, and in the promotion of these concepts, broke many… Continue reading

Rime and Silence: An Examination of Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Silent Hill, and the Gothic

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s influence on modern media can be traced by examining the gothic elements available in the poem and in the video game “Silent Hill.” Coleridge’s “Rime” has several decidedly gothic elements… Continue reading

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner: A Modern Reading

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     Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s, “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” is a seven part epic poem which was published in a collaboration with William Wordsworth entitled Lyrical Ballads. The work has many… Continue reading

Albatross: What Flavor Is It?

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Though officially defined as a large, web-footed seabird, the albatross has held cultural significance since Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s publication of “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.” While seen as a symbol of good… Continue reading

Coleridge’s “Christabel” and Pyschological and Sexual Frustrations

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     Samuel Taylor Coleridge attempts a mighty handful of ambiguous themes with his work “Christabel.” In this work, ambitiously planned for seven parts yet only spanning two, Coleridge discusses unique and strange relationships… Continue reading

Coleridge and Byron

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After it publishing in the 1800’s Samuel Coleridge’s gothic tale of a young woman and her night with a mysterious marked lady, became wildly popular. This poem contained imagery and language that some… Continue reading

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