The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner

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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Part 1 a old man stops one man out of three that

were walking down the street to go to a wedding the man is

a relation of the married the man tries to get away but the

old man grabs the man with his skinny hand the man is held

there by the glitter of the old man's eye the man is listening

intently "Like a three years' child" the old man has the man's

attention the wedding guest sat down on a stone the mariner

went on with his story the boat was anchored by a kirk

KIRK- church EFTSOONS - unhand me ship was sailing

south because sun came up on the left side of the boat they

sailed closer to the equator every day because the sun came

overhead MINSTRIL - musicians the bride has started to

walk down the isle and the music is playing the old man

carries on there was a storm at the equator the storm drove

them to the south pole the storm was very strong they went

through mist and then it started to snow it became very cold

they went by very large chunks of ice floating through the

water (icebergs) there was nothing but ice and snow and

there was no animals, just ice an albatross flew over after a

few days the men were happy to see it because they needed

hope the men fed it the ice broke in front of the boat and

then they sailed through the ice to safety a good south wind

helped them sail north the bird followed them KEN - know

something NE'ER - never VESPERS -days the bird stayed

with them for nine days the ancient mariner shot the

albatross with his cross bow HOLLOW - called albatross

PART II burst of sea - ship wake there was no more bird

following the boat (the felt alone again) they ran out of food

the people on the boat cursed at the mariner for killing their

omen of good luck the wind had stopped Gods own head -

sun averred - swear, agree to they thought that the bird had

brought the fog because the fog had cleared after the bird

died the breeze stopped and the boat stopped the sky was

clear and it was very hot they were at the equator because

the sun at noon was above the mast they stayed there for a

few days without wind it was like they were a painting

"Water, water, everywhere," they could not see anything

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