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    Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” is a poem about a lone sailor who survives a disastrous voyage at sea. Believing himself to be responsible for this tragedy he dooms himself to recount his tale to strangers. The most common interpretation of this poem is the religious view of crime and punishment. Early in the poem the Mariner shoots an albatross a symbol of good luck. Since it is a moral wrong to shoot the albatross, for you are supposed to love “all things both great

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    Othello: Death by Difference

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    essentially unstageable, for there is “something extremely revolting in the courtship and wedded caresses of Othello and Desdemona” (221), earlier describing Othello as “a coal-black Moor” (221), his italics showing his disgust at the thought. Samuel Taylor Coleridge only a few years later asked if Shakespeare could be “so utterly ignorant as to make a barbarous negro plead royal birth—at a time, too, when negroes were not known except as slaves” (231), and concludes that “Othello must not be conceived

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    William Wordsworth was born on April 7, 1770 in Cockermouth, Cumberland. Samuel Taylor Coleridge was born on October 21, 1772 in Devonshire, England. In 1798, Wordsworth and Coleridge anonymously published a collaborated collection of poems called Lyrical Ballads together they emerged as two prestigious figures of British Romanticism. Among the most notable poems published in the Lyrical Ballads are Wordsworth’s Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey and Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient

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    Journeys

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    who undertake such a journey, to consider and thus in some instances comprehend, the cognitive processes of their inner psyche. The poems; “Frost at Midnight”, and “This Lime-Tree Bower my Prison” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge encompass such aspects of the imaginative journey. This is enabled as Coleridge endows the reader with an account of his personal experiences that have at the outset restricted him, but rather as he comes to terms with his predicament he is able to surmount these dilemmas. The children’s

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    The Romantic Period : Age of Revolution The Romantic Period is a very enthralling era in British history. From it’s poetry prose, literature, and music, it dishes out ample history for the modern romantics to be engulfed by.Considered the shortest period in British history, it takes place between the years of 1785 to 1832, a chapter when revolution was the overarching theme as the French, American, European, and Haitian Revolution were on going. It revisited a lot of the wild verse-tales of adventure

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    generally regarded as the greatest of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's 'Conversation Poems' and is said to have influenced Wordsworth's pivotal work, 'Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey'. It is therefore apposite to analyse 'Frost at Midnight' with a view to revealing how the key concerns of Romanticism were communicated through the poem. The Romantic period in English literature ran from around 1785, following the death of the eminent neo-classical writer Samuel Johnson, to the ascension of Queen

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    Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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    which Victor creates. Another hero during the Romantic era is the Ancient Mariner, given to us by Samuel Coleridge in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Both Shelley and Coleridge write in the same era of Romanticism and they present the idea of a Romantic hero but both in different spectrums. As Shelley talks about the more traditional yet new idea of a Romantic hero with all the aspects, Coleridge illustrates the Ancient Mariner as a Romantic hero that gains his Romantic qualities from experience

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    In Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s most famous work, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, I found literary critics, college professors, and multiple sources discussing the poem. The critics discussed the following work by the use of supernaturalism and religious symbolism. The poem can be viewed as a “dream voyage to another realm” (Keane 2). The poem reveals the “romantic myth of a circular transcending journey, organized innocence, and salvation” (Burke 2). In The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Coleridge utilizes

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    Mariner, Samuel Taylor Coleridge critiques the Gothic convention of the explained supernatural (in particular explanation in the form of divine intervention) through his portrayal of the tension between Christian themes and the sublimity of the archaic both within the poem itself as well as in the external preface and marginal glosses accompanying the poem. I intend to argue that despite the seemingly inherent Christian morality present on the surface of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Coleridge subtly

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    universe, and by rebuking the hegemonic ideologies held by the text’s cultural antagonists, seeks to grant the awareness of an often unreasonable world populated by its reader’s passionate persona. Applying a world-context centred reading to Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s, The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere, demands the awareness of the Neo-Classical era’s hegemonic position over the newly flourishing Romantic Movement of late eighteenth century Europe. Inherent in this awareness is the philosophical

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    it makes me realize just how easily it is for our lives to be over just like that! There are many different people t that have things happen to them, or have things go on around them that influence their life, and changes that happen in it. In Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, the old man in the story has life changing experiences while at sea that cause him to get cursed and from then on has to tell his life story to certain people whenever he sees them. Another one of these

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    on daily 18th and 19th century life. Romantics often remain bias on cultural diversity and perception over reason, while Victorians linger around the basis of philanthropy and modernization. Both supernatural and religious aspects surrounding Samuel Taylor Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Christina Rossetti's Goblin Market tend to show similarities. A comparison between the two would show a significant explanation. Issues of cultural and spiritual backgrounds invoked by symbolist

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    the proletariat's uprising and the treachery of intellectuals, or to explain that the reality we perceive is simply a shadow of what is really there, our limited scope caused by our own ignorance. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1798, is a complicated piece of literature with an abundance of metaphors and allusions that, all in all, is a convoluted allegory telling the reader that life is precious and all of God's creatures are beautiful in their own way. Almost

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    William Wordsworth

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    When glancing through the capacious history of literature, an ample amount of literary categories can be classified. One section of history that is a league of its own is the Romantic Era (1785-1832). This era of literature emphasizes emotion, imagination, personality, vision and even irrationality. It is truly an era based on nature and celebrates the ordinary people over the aristocrats. Authors who wr ote during this time rebelled against the conventional forms of Neoclassicism and rather created

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    poem This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison, Samuel Taylor Coleridge explicates how humans can always find beauty near themselves, even in the least futile of places. Coleridge, a man of twenty five years at the time he wrote this poem, added This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison to his collection of The Conversation Poems (Hill). In the summer of 1797, when he wrote this, he addressed the poem to a friend of his, Charles Lamb, the essayist, and while they departed, Coleridge wrote him this poem in the garden, for

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    Throughout life, we have all experienced the loneliness of being excluded at some point or another. In “This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison,” Samuel Taylor Coleridge shows how his experience with this resentful jealousy matured into a selfless brotherly love and the acceptance of the beneficial effects some amount of denial can have. Each of the poem’s three stanzas demonstrates a separate step in this transition, showing Coleridge’s gradual progression from envy to appreciation. The pervading theme of

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    Analyzing Poetry

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    "Lullaby," by Richard Rowlands; in the Romantic period, Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "Youth and Age;" in the Victorian period, "A Child's Laughter," by Algernon Charles Swinburne; and in the Modern period, Jessica Hagedorn's "Sorcery," the reader will come to the conclusion that they have minor similarities as well as significant differences in the areas of structure, style, theme and imagery. The Romantic poem called "Youth and Age," by Samuel T. Coleridge and the Modern poem, "Sorcery," by Jessica Hagedorn

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    William Wordsworth is considered one of the most influential poets of his era. He helped lay the foundation of the Romantic Age in English Literature. Focusing his talent in poetry, he became one of the most known English Romantic poets. William was a well-educated and travel man who brought his life experiences, joys and tragedies into his work. Born to John and Ann Wordsworth, William was born on April 7, 1770 in Cockermouth, Cumberland, England. He was the second born of five children, three

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    What do these three people have in common? A child dropped off for his first day of kindergarten, a girl receiving her driver’s license and a boy preparing to move out for his first year of university. The answer: they have crossed the liminal stage and entered a new phase of life. Liminality, or the liminal stage, a term coined by University of Chicago anthropologist Victor Turner, is the transitional stage one crosses as they pass through into a new stage of life. Ambiguity fills this indeterminate

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    Christina Rossetti's "Goblin Market” and Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "The Rime of The Ancient Mariner are the two works that will be discussed in this essay. This essay will explore the different cultural background of both texts along with the authors. Both texts were written in different time periods, the Victorian Period (1837-1901), and the Romantic period (1800-1850). Both periods had their different features and requirements, which will be discuss and tied into the works of both authors throughout

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