Historical Context in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
The poem was first published in 1798, in the popular “Lyrical Ballads” and is widely regarded as Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s seminal work. Coleridge was a notable leader of the British Romantic Movement, and characteristics of this movement strongly informed his writing. Romanticism developed in response to the Enlightenment, which prized rationalism and logic, and valued passion, emotion, and imagination. This can be seen explicitly in “Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” which acts, quite simply, as a cautionary tale of distancing one’s self from nature and the which stresses the importance of spirituality and belief.
Historical Context Examples in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner:
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner in Seven Parts🔒
""Why this is strange, I trow!..." See in text (The Rime of the Ancient Mariner in Seven Parts)
"It is the Hermit good! He singeth loud his godly hymns That he makes in the wood. He'll shrieve my soul, he'll wash away The Albatross's blood...." See in text (The Rime of the Ancient Mariner in Seven Parts)
"is this indeed The light-house top I see? Is this the hill? is this the kirk? Is this mine own countree!..." See in text (The Rime of the Ancient Mariner in Seven Parts)