The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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How do natural and supernatural elements influence "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"? Describe the natural elements separately in detail, describe the supernatural elements separately in detail, and the significance of those elements.

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I think it’s useful to look at the play between the natural and supernatural elements in “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” (1798) against the backdrop of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Romanticism. Romanticism is an important philosophy that arose in literature and the arts from the late eighteenth century, with some of its main features being love for nature, love for imagination and thought, and love for revolution. Coleridge, sometimes considered a co-founder of the Romantic movement in England along with fellow poet William Wordsworth, is distinct from the other Romantic poets in the way he uses the supernatural to convey his ideas. In Coleridge’s poetry, the natural and supernatural elements, though discrete, occur in a continuum. For Coleridge, all metaphors and language already exist within nature, and it is up to the poet to use them to express the inexpressible.

In looking at objects of Nature while I am thinking, as at yonder moon dim-glimmering through the dewy...

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