How could you explain a dream in "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"?

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It depends on which dream you might be referring to. In Part Two, some of the crew dreamed that the spirits that plagued the ship becalming it and depriving it of rain were caused by the albatross seeking its revenge. Because of this dream, the dead bird was hung around the mariner's neck. In Part Five, the mariner was finally able to sleep after seven days. He dreamed the buckets on the deck were full of dew, then upon...

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