The Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Durch Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  • Veröffentlichungsdatum: 1798-01-01
  • Genre: Dichtung

Beschreibung vom Buch

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner relates the experiences of a sailor who has returned from a long sea voyage. The mariner stops a man who is on the way to a wedding ceremony and begins to narrate a story. The wedding-guest's reaction turns from bemusement to impatience to fear to fascination as the mariner's story progresses, as can be seen in the language style: Coleridge uses narrative techniques such as personification and repetition to create a sense of danger, the supernatural, or serenity, depending on the mood in different parts of the poem. The mariner's tale begins with his ship departing on its journey.