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The albatross in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is supposed to symbolize a good omen. The ship's crew thought that it brought good luck. However, the Mariner shot and killed the albatross and so it became a curse. He was made to wear the albatross around his neck.

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In the poem "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the albatross following behind the ship is an example of which poetic device? It is a symbol.


because the old mariner killed the innocent bird ie... the albatross


The Rime of the Ancient Mariner was created in 1798.


It came from nowhere, and it lead the ship and the crew to safety from the deadly storm near the start of the poem. It was considered their saviour. When the Ancient Mariner shot the Albatross, it was as if the Ancient Mariner shot their hope, and this was why he was punished cruelly. As soon as it died, the crew started to suffer from draught, and eventually has their souls stolen, which emphasizes what happens when they lose hope, and reiterates how essential the Albatross was.


You refer to The Ancient Mariner, hero of the narrative poem "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Our hero did indeed shoot an albatross and lived very much to regret it.


At the beginning the albatross played with the crew and ate their food and helped them to find the way



Because they were there when the albatross was killed... just bad luck basically.


The Rime of the Ancient Mariner features an albatross. The bird appears to the sailors through an extremely dense fog.


Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote the poem "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner".


The Rime of the Ancient Mariner was written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.


The ancient mariner himself is the narrator in The Rime of The Ancient Mariner. However, there are many instances where the narrator is the poet himself.


This refers to the Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Coleridge. There is no wind (doldrums) and intense heat.


samuel taylor coleridge is the originall aurthor of the rime of the ancient mariner.


Six good reasons the mariner shot the albatross. 1. Self sufficiency 2. Vanity 3. Original sin 4. Irrationality 5. Gratuitous violence 6. Pride


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In "The Rime of the Mariner", the main character brutally kills an albatross. He is rewarded by a serious of disastrous events.


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This poem is about a man who commits a sin, by killing a bird- the Albatross. then his journey to redeption and the punishment he faces


1. The mariner not being able to speak signifies his detachment from his crew, which was the curse that had been brought upon him after the killing of the albatross.


The theme of "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" is the violation of nature and its consequences. When the albatross is first killed, the voyage crew is upset with the mariner for taking away their good luck charm. As time passes, the crew accept the death of the albatross as their journey continues to run smoothly. However, one by one the crew members begin to drop like flies, and the mariner is left alone, the final member, to carry the great weight of his sin.


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Rime = poem Ancient = old Mariner = sailor you could class it as that but actually ancient means old but in some way mysterious and mariner is a man who works on a ship but is always in charge of all other sailors or therefore travelling alone.



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