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Rime of the Ancient Mariner eNotes Teaching Guide

by eNotes

  • Release Date: October 09, 2019
  • Subjects: Language Arts and Literature
  • Age Levels: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, and Grade 9
  • Pages: 10
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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 experience is rewarding for everyone, including you. Teaching "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" will introduce your students to poetic devices—allusion, alliteration, metaphor, personification—as well as the lyric ballad as a genre and the tenets of Romantic poetry. Further, students will be able to discuss themes regarding the nature of redemption and the importance of respect for nature. This guide provides you with the essential components to keep in mind before you take your students into the supernatural voyage of Coleridge's mariner.

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