The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner

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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is a poem by the English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Coleridge and his friend, William Wordsworth, put together a collection of their work called Lyrical Ballads. It contained Coleridge’s famous poem Rime of the Ancient Mariner. This collection is widely recognized as the initiation of the shift towards modern poetry and British Romantic literature. Although the poem’s deliberate use of antiquated language differed from romantic poetry’s use of modern language of the time, it is still considered influential within the romanticism movement (Green). The poem’s influence in British Romanticism affected later authors and other works, including Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley. Samuel Taylor Coleridge was born in England on October 21, 1772 (Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge). Coleridge began his education with the pursuit of becoming a Clergyman, which was his father’s wish. He soon changed subjects in response to the influence of William Frend who held Unitarian beliefs. Later he became friends with Robert Southey, and they made plans to set up a commune in America under the belief of equal government for all. They both married, but soon afterwards Southey abandoned their plans to pursue law. Coleridge began building his writing career and he and Wordsworth published their collection Lyrical Ballads in 1798 (Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge). The Rime of the Ancient Mariner tells the story of a sailor who narrates his account to a passing wedding

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