The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner

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During the Romantic Period writing was as sensational as drive-in movies in the 1970s. Everyone loved them and it was the way to escape real life. People in the Romantic Era felt the exact same way about poems and writers. Two of the most famous poets around that time were Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Blake who wrote his poems, “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” (1798) and “The Tyger” respectively. Both poems show different references to God in the divine in nature to pop culture. Coleridge was famous for his lyrical ballads and likes to write poems that make the reader think he is writing about. At the same time, his imagery is intense and impacts readers to pay close attention to his writing. This poem is valued for its appreciation…show more content…
The poem’s sufficiency is references toward God and the Christian religion. The main idea of this poem is to appreciate what is in this world and don’t take it for granted. Colderige makes it very clear in his poem that the Ancient Mariner is not a God, but in the choices he makes are like everyday people making life decisions. For example, it is like saying in the “nature” of humans, we were designed to screw up or in other words, make mistakes in life and make really good choices for ourselves. Killing an albatross in the Ancient Mariner, was like committing a sin. God always wants us to follow this, “For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: you shall love your neighbor as yourself,” Galatians 5:14 Bible even in wrong doings. It is comparable to saying the Ancient Mariner did not admire the albatross so he shot it. The Ancient Mariner’s shipmates loved the albatross so when he shot it they shipmates cursed the Ancient Mariner by wearing the albatross around his neck. It was like a reminder of what he had done wrong. In he end, somehow the sea, converted into a dreadful place where the waves were crashing and the Sun appears to be a demon. Eventually, everything on their ship disappears and they are left to starve. After that, everyone on the boat except the Ancient Mariner dies. He…show more content…
How they are delivered in differences and similarities between the good and the bad, the creation of God’s gifts of nature, and the symbolism of the Ancient Mariner and the Tyger. The second point of how these poems God through his creatures in the divine in nature is simply the creation of God’s gifts in nature. These poems are two very different poems, but show similarities in how they can be interpreted through one another’s eye and
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