The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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  • Rime of the Ancient Mariner eNotes Teaching Guide

    So you’re going to teach Samuel Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," a classic lyric ballad that has been a mainstay in English classes for generations. Whether it’s the first or hundredth time you escort students through the text, we've provided some teaching tips to help ensure that the...

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  • The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Literary Devices Lesson Plan

    Poetic Devices that Convey the Mariner's Tale: This lesson plan focuses on imagery, figurative language, and sound devices employed by Coleridge in “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.” Students will identify and analyze examples of imagery created through figurative language and identify and examine examples of various sound devices, including...

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  • The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Metaphor Activity

    This activity gives students an opportunity to practice examining and analyzing metaphors. Metaphors express images, emotions, actions, experiences, and nuances through direct and indirect comparisons, allowing readers to access deeper levels of meaning in the text. In this activity, students will classify and analyze different kinds of metaphors in order...

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  • The Rime of the Ancient Mariner eNotes Reading Response Prompts

    Why does the Wedding Guest listen “like a three years’ child” as the Mariner begins to tell him a story? What evidence suggests that the Wedding Guest wants to go on his way but is unable to stop listening to the old man? Why do you think the men aboard the Mariner’s...

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