The rime of the ancient mariner

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The rime of the ancient mariner

  1. 1. Things to consider when reading • Type of poem – Epic? – Narrative? • Point of View – First person? Second person? Third person? • Themes • Romantic elements (Look back in your notes) • Figurative language (Laws Log of Literary Lingo)
  2. 2. Part the First TPCASST Paraphrase Prediction – what is going to happen? Question – why did he… Comment - lit. devices (just jot a couple) Clarify – at first I thought…..but now.. Connect – Text to text, or world, or self
  3. 3. Part the Second TPCASST Paraphrase Prediction – what is going to happen? Question – why did he… Clarify – at first I thought…..but now.. Connect – Text to text, or world, or self Connotation Imagery – minus hearing Sound Language
  4. 4. Part the Third http://agi.seaford.k12.de
  5. 5. Part the Fourth Language • How does the repetition in line 240 – 243 emphasize the starkness of the Mariner’s situation? • What effect is created by the repetition in line 250? How does this mirror the Mariner’s situation?
  6. 6. When the mariner admires and feels love for the snakes, he is reconnected to the forces of life. THEREFORE, the dead albatross (symbol of his hatred and rejection of nature) falls off.
  7. 7. The Ancient Mariner’s emotions Use quotes to support your graph Joy Relief Fear Despair 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Stanzas 10 11 12 13 14
  8. 8. Lights, camera.....…...ACTION! Create a storyboard for Part the Fifth Frame 1 (stanzas) Visual images Sound effects Frame 2 (stanzas) Visual images Sound effects Frame 3 (stanzas) Visual images Sound effects Frame 4 (stanzas) Visual images Sound effects
  9. 9. Paraphrase Prediction Question Comment Clarify Connect Connotation What is the effect of each? Attitude Shifts
  10. 10. …and… • Using techniques from Laws Log of Literary Lingo, describe your favorite type of weather. (1/2 page minimum) • How do the voices at the end of Part the Fifth contribute to the author's creation of a dream world?
  11. 11. Part the Sixth Complete the Hero Cycle for the story so far
  12. 12. Archetype Search
  13. 13. Good vs Evil Red Fate vs Free Will Green Heroism White Friendship/loyalty Black Common vs. Elite Grey Foreshadowing Phallic images Flashback Concave images Old woman Fire Old Man Water Numbers Man vs. Man Seasons Man vs. self Light/dark Man vs. Nature Hero cycle Man vs. Society Direct characterization Quest for Glory Indirect characterization Quest for knowledge Importance of lineage Quest for power Importance of reputation Portrayal of Women
  14. 14. The Mariner continues telling his story to the Wedding-Guest. Free of the curse of the Albatross, the Mariner was able to sleep, and as he did so, the rains came, drenching him. The moon broke through the clouds, and a host of spirits entered the dead men's bodies, which began to move about and perform their old sailors' tasks. The ship was propelled forward as the Mariner joined in the work. The Wedding-Guest declares again that he is afraid of the Mariner, but the Mariner tells him that the men's bodies were inhabited by blessed spirits, not cursed souls. At dawn, the bodies________________________________ __________________________________________________________ ____. The spirits flew around the ship, singing. The ship continued to surge forward until noon, driven by the spirit from the land of mist and snow, nine fathoms deep in the sea. At noon, however, the ship stopped, then began to move backward and forward as if it were trapped in a tug of war. Finally, it broke free, and the Mariner _______________________________________. He heard two disembodied voices in the air; one asked ________________________, and the other declared softly that __________________________________.
  15. 15. In dialogue, the two voices discussed the situation. The moon overpowered the sea, they said, and enabled the ship to move; an angelic power moved the ship northward at an astonishingly rapid pace. When the Mariner awoke from his trance, he saw ____________________. But a breeze rose up and propelled the ship back to its native country, back to the Mariner's home; he recognized the kirk, the hill, and the lighthouse. As they neared the bay, seraphs--figures made of pure light--stepped out of the corpses of the sailors, which fell to the deck. Each seraph waved at the Mariner, who was powerfully moved. Soon, he heard _________; the Pilot, the Pilot's son, and the holy ______ were __________. The Mariner hoped that the Hermit could shrive (absolve) him of his sin, washing the blood of the Albatross off his soul.
  16. 16. Part the Seventh Why do you think Coleridge chose a wedding at which to set his tale? What is the Mariner’s life-long penance? How does this align with the characteristics of Romantic literature? Why is this poem a good poem to study?
  17. 17. • The Hermit, a holy man who lived in the woods and loved to talk to mariners from strange lands, had encouraged the Pilot and his son not to be afraid and to row out to the ship. But as they reached the Mariner's ship, it sank in a sudden whirlpool, leaving the Mariner afloat and the Pilot's rowboat spinning in the wake. The Mariner was loaded aboard the Pilot's ship, and the Pilot's boy, mad with terror, laughed hysterically and declared that the devil knows how to row. On land, the Mariner begged the Hermit to shrive him, and the Hermit bade the Mariner tell his tale. Once it was told, the Mariner was free from the agony of his guilt. However, the guilt returned over time and persisted until the Mariner traveled to a new place and told his tale again. The moment he comes upon the man to whom he is destined to tell his tale, he knows it, and he has no choice but to relate the story then and there to his appointed audience; the Wedding-Guest is one such person.
  18. 18. • The church doors burst open, and the wedding party streams outside. The Mariner declares to the Wedding-Guest that he who loves all God's creatures leads a happier, better life; he then takes his leave. The Wedding-Guest walks away from the party, stunned, and awakes the next morning "a sadder and a wiser man."
  19. 19. Write your own mariner legend incorporating elements from the “The Rime of Ancient Mariner” 1 page minimum

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