The Rime of the Ancient Mariner as a Tale of Crime and Punishment

The Ancient Mariner is Coleridge’s masterpiece in which the story is presented in the supernatural atmosphere but it appears to be real and convincing. The Ancient Mariner is essentially a story of crime and punishment. The poem is divided into seven sections and each section describes a new stage in the development of the story. […]

Coleridge’s Use of Symbolism in the Rime of the Ancient Mariner

The greatness of a poet chiefly lies in his use of symbolism and imagery. Romantic poets have used different symbols to convey their attitude to life and nature, for they believe in a transcendental reality, an ideal world beyond the world of reality. Coleridge deals with the supernatural aspects of life as well as nature […]

Coleridge’s Treatment of Supernatural in “The Ancient Mariner”

When Coleridge and Wordsworth published “Lyrical Ballads” which laid the foundation stone of Romantic poetry Coleridge states that it was his aim to select remote; uncommon or supernatural incidents in such a manner as to make them appear real. This particular aim of Coleridge is manifested in the “Ancient Mariner” which is based on supernatural […]

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