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"The Rime of the ancient mariner"

Samuel Taylor Coleridge was an English poet (21 October 1772 – 25 July 1834) and he wrote: The Rime of the ancient mariner. It is Coleridge’s masterpiece, and it’s the first poem of Lyrical Ballads.

The Plot
An ancient mariner compels a wedding guests listen to an incredible story about a sailing voyage. The wedding guest is unhappy, but the mariner can mesmerize him, to tell a story. He narrates that during a journey by sea, he and his shipmates meet an albatross that leads them in the clear: at first the crew receives well the albatross, then the ancient mariner kills him and after a while, a storm rages. So, the sailors hang the albatross around the mariner’s neck to punish him. At the end, “Death” and “Life in death” come to play dice…Death wins the lives of the crew members and Life-in-Death the life of the mariner: he has to wander the earth and tell eternally his story.

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