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Rime of the Ancient Mariner: Summary and Analysis

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All of the following Romantic themes are present in Coleridge's 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,' EXCEPT:

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1. In Coleridge's 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,' why did the sailors hang the albatross around the mariner's neck?

2. In Coleridge's 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,' who steers the ship towards home?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Filled with dramatic imagery and archaic language, the poem tells a romantic tale of sin, zombies, and redemption. Use these practice questions to assess your knowledge of this well-known poem by Samuel Coleridge.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you will be tested on:

  • Romantic poetry themes present in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
  • Why the sailors hang the albatross around the narrator's neck
  • Who is responsible for steering the ship home
  • Supernatural elements in the poem

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related English literature lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the events and themes in Coleridge's classic poem
  • Knowledge application - use what you have learned to identify the narrator of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Additional Learning

Review the lesson titled The Rime of the Ancient Mariner: Summary and Analysis to learn more about about this famous work. Objectives addressed include:

  • Recognize the Romantic themes present in the poem
  • Know the controversy that surrounded the poem upon its publication
  • Interpret the language of the poem
  • Analyze key events in the narrative of the poem
  • Understand how Coleridge addresses Romantic themes in the poem
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