Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Rime of the Ancient Mariner
By Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Important Information from Rime
of the Ancient Mariner
• This was the opening poem from the
book he wrote with William
Wordsworth called Lyrical Ballads.
• It is considered a very important work
in romantic poetry and shows the
attributes common to romanticism
• Rime means: ice tuft or ice chunk.
• Atonement- amends or
reparation made for an injury or
wrong; expiation. Commonly
associated with Christianity as a
reconciliation with God.
• Penance- voluntary selfpunishment to make amends for a
For the Mariner to be forgiven, he
must go through three stages of
• 1) Confession- he talked to
the hermit
• 2) Remorse- he ultimately
felt bad
• 3) Penance- he now must
spread the word
Rime of the Ancient Mariner
• In a group of two, find the
quotation from the poem that best
summarizes or reflects an overall
theme. Be prepared to share your
answer with the class and explain
why you chose it.