The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner

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Kemp 1 Zachary Kemp Mr. Hill English IV 20 April 2016 THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER: The Mariner The Albatross, and The Song The story the rime of the ancient mariner is a poem written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and is his longest poem he ever wrote and in many people’s opinions, the best he ever wrote. The poem is famous for its religious symbols. Even the theme or moral of the story is that everyone should love god 's creatures, no matter how ugly or disgusting they might be they should be loved, which is a lesson the mariner needs to learn. The creature the mariner kills is a bird that is called the albatross, it helps the mariner and his crew escape the frozen icy antarctic, but for some reason the mariner kills the albatross, which still confuses some readers still. Iron Maiden the popular heavy metal group from England wrote a song about the poem, with their own Musical twist. For these reasons I am going to find out why the mariner killed the bird of good omen the albatross, and why and how the group Iron Maiden turned this poem into a 14 minute epic song. To begin an analysis of this scale and magnitude I need to first introduce you to some key points, which includes the life and death of coleridge, What exactly an albatross is, a analysis and background

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