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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Other Poems by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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Feb 12, 10

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The poem itself is about a Mariner who is telling his tale of sin and forgiveness by God. The Mariner is supposedly responsible for the death of all of the crew on his ship because of his killing of a creature(Albatross) which was to bring them the wind that they needed to put power into the sails of the ship. The whole point of the poem is to encourage or convince the reader to believe the tale that Coleridge tells.
A wonderfully written story! Having finished this short poem I felt an urgent need to help someone or do something for the sake of the humankind... That's how Coleridge influenced me.
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Jake It's great when a good book or poem inspires you. I need to read this poem again.


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