Tag Archive: Rime of the Ancient Mariner

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

The Power of Nature in Romanticism: “The Rime of the Mariner” and Frankenstein

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For centuries the story of Frankenstein’s monster has been a source of entertainment and fear for people all over the world. Mary Shelley’s iconic novel has inspired songs, art, and Halloween decorations since… Continue reading

The Scarlet Albatross: The Ancient Mariner’s Own Cross To Bear

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What goes around truly does come back around, and karma tends to come back to us with a vengeance. The world has a mysterious way of making sure people’s wrong-doings are brought to… 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

Religious Metaphor in Coleridge’s Rime of the Ancient Mariner

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge, assisted by several other philosophers and writers of the time, helped to propel England into the Romantic Movement in the late eighteenth century. The movement marked England’s developmental shift out… Continue reading

Mariners and Monsters

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The frame narrative that opens Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein bears several suggestions of Coleridge’s The Rime of The Ancient Mariner, both through the setting and via some direct allusions to the poem.  The references… 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

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