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. […]

A Critical Note on Medievalism in Christabel by Coleridge

Christabel is one of the remarkable supernatural poems of Coleridge, revealing medievalism features. The poem is medieval as far as its setting, background, theme, and atmosphere are concerned. The setting of the poem is essentially medieval in outlook. It deals with the story of a snake-like woman, an incarnation of evil, who casts an evil […]

Coleridge’s Criticism of Wordsworth’s Theory of Poetry and Poetic Diction

Introduction The most remarkable part of Biographia Literaria lies in Coleridge’s criticism of Wordsworth’s theory of poetry and Poetic Diction. While critically analyzing Wordsworth’s theory Coleridge has offered his own views on the choice of rustic, themes and characters as well as the language of poetry. Background In chapter XVII of Biographia Literaria, Coleridge refers […]

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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