The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Questions and Answers
by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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In "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," what living thing appeared through the fog?

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Your question pertains to Part I of this incredible poem. The ship, although it left with good weather, has been subject to a tremendous storm that has blown it off course towards the South Pole. Now, the ship is surrounded by icebergs that are mast high and "green as emerald." As the crew try to see through the fog, all they can observe is more and more ice:

The ice was here, the ice was there,


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