The Rime of the Ancient Mariner: In Seven Parts
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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
In Seven Parts
By Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (originally The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere) is the longest major poem by the English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, written in 1797-98 and published in 1798 in the first edition of Lyrical Ballads. Modern editions use a revised version printed in 1817 that featured a gloss. Along with other poems in Lyrical Ballads, it was a signal shift to modern poetry and the beginning of British Romantic literature.
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner relates the experiences of a sailor who has returned from a long sea voyage. The mariner stops a man who is on the way to a wedding ceremony and begins to narrate a story. The wedding-guest's reaction turns from bemusement to impatience to fear to fascination as the mariner's story progresses, as can be seen in the language style: Coleridge uses narrative techniques such as personification and repetition to create a sense of danger, the supernatural, or serenity, depending on the mood in different parts of the poem.
Upon its release, the poem was criticized for being obscure and difficult to read. The use of archaic spelling of words was seen as not in keeping with Wordsworth's claims of using common language. Criticism was renewed again in 1815-16, when Coleridge added marginal notes to the poem that were also written in an archaic style. These notes or glosses, placed next to the text of the poem, ostensibly interpret the verses much like marginal notes found in the Bible. There were many opinions on why Coleridge inserted the gloss. Charles Lamb, who had deeply admired the original for its attention to "Human Feeling," claimed that the gloss distanced the audience from the narrative, weakening the poem's effects. The entire poem was first published in the collection of Lyrical Ballads. Another version of the poem was published in the 1817 collection entitled Sibylline Leaves.
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LibraryThing Reviewユーザー レビュー - Esquilinho - LibraryThing
A delightful and affordable edition of the masterpiece: This 75 page edition is an efficient and likeable publication. The book includes the famous Rime of the Ancient Mariner (with side notes) and ... レビュー全文を読む
LibraryThing Reviewユーザー レビュー - jorgearanda - LibraryThing
Most of Coleridge's poems in this (very cheap) collection do little to me. Christabel and Kubla Khan in particular are florid but insipid. The narrative in the Rime of the Ancient Mariner (which is its call to fame) is somewhat engaging, but falls flat as many times as it rises. レビュー全文を読む