The Rime of The Ancient Mariner

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THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER ---By Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

About The Poet… :

About The Poet…

Salient Features of a Ballad:

Salient Features of a Ballad Impersonal Poetry (Objective Poetry) Use of archaic (old English) words Use of supernatural element Use of Quotation marks Repetition of line/stanza Use of four line stanza (1-3, 2-4)

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Part 1


Questionnaire 1. Why did the Ancient Mariner stop one of the three wedding-guests? 2. “The Wedding-guest stood still/And listens like a three years’ child”. What does “like a three years’ child” shows? 3.”The guests are met, the feast is set” . Which Poetic Device is used here?


1.”The sun came up upon the left/out of the sea came he” a. Identify the poetic device used in this lines. How can you say so? b. Can you guess the direction of the ship from these lines? How? 2.Why did the Wedding-guest was beating his breast? Questionnaire


1.Why does the Storm Blast has been described as being Tyrannous? 2.Why does the sailors felt depressed on reaching the land of mist and snow? 3.What happened after the arrival of Albatross? 4.Why did the Mariner kill the Albatross? Questionnaire

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End of Part 1

Part 2:

Part 2


Questionnaire 1.Why does the Mariner say that ”no sweet bird did follow”? 2. The other mariners rebuked him at first to have killed the albatross. However, they changed their mind immediately after that to praise the ancient mariner who killed the bird which brought in fog and mist. What does this shows about the character of the other Mariners?

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“Nor dim nor red, like God’s own head,/ The glorious sun uprist” – Find the Poetic device and explain. “ Down dropped the breeze, the sails dropped down.” – What is the Poetic Device used here? Explain. “The very deep did rot: O Christ!/That ever this should be!/Yea, slimy things did crawl with legs/Upon the slimy sea.” – Use of supernatural element is also called what? Find the famous quotation on water and its scarcity from the poem. Grammar


1.Water,water,everywhere,/And all the boards did shrink;/ water, water, everywhere,/Nor any drop to drink. Bring out the Irony in these lines. 2. What or who did the mariners feel was responsible for their suffering? 3. Why did the mariners hang the albatross around the neck of the Ancient Mariner? Questionnaire

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The End!:

The End! THANK YOU! Data Compiled and Presented by : Pushkar Dravid In Supervision of : K. K. Pandey ( English Teacher) Class : Tenth “D” Session : 2011-12

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