Rime of the Ancient Mariner

by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner consist of many different styles and poetic devices. Many have said that the poem itself is an allegory or a repetition. Prior to going into the details of the poetry and writing style used in the poetry, a brief summary of the poem is discussed.

This poem starts off as a story of three young men walking together to a wedding when one of them is detained by a grizzled old sailor. An ancient mariner who is a very tanned and has a glittering eye stops the wedding guest who is with his companions. The mariners then tells his tale to the three persons despite the Wedding Guest's interjections. The story of the mariner involves him sailing with two other sailors to his native land. He talks about how everything was going smooth...
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