The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

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Language: English
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 97.1
LoC Category: PN
Audiobook: www.gutenberg.org
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tain shape, I wist.

A speck, a mist, a shape, I wist!
And still it neared and neared:
As if it dodged a water-sprite,
It plunged and tacked and veered.

With throats unslaked, with black lips baked,
We could not laugh nor wail;
Through utter drought all dumb we stood!
I bit my arm, I sucked the blood,
And cried, A sail! a sail!

With throats unslaked, with black lips baked,
Agape they heard me call:
Gramercy! they for joy did grin,
And all at once their breath drew in,
As they were drinking all.

See! see! (I cried) she tacks no more!
Hither to work us weal;
Without a breeze, without a tide,
She steadies with upright keel!

The western wave was all a-flame
The day was well nigh done!
Almost upon the western wave
Rested the broad bright Sun;
When that strange shape drove suddenly
Betwixt us and the Sun.

And straight the Sun was flecked with bars,
(Heaven's Mother send us grace!)
As if through a dungeon

Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 4 reviews: *****
2010.10.29
sindhu
*****

the most interesting poem I've ever read!!it has a very good depth of meaning in it and everyone ought to read this poem

2010.10.06
visions
*****

Amazing poem, one of the best I have ever read, not to complicated but some lines are misunderstood
But you have to understand it to fully enjoy this gothic piece, recommended
:)

2009.05.28
rajesh deoli
*****

"what a great work by samuel tayler ! i never realised so deep feelings in any other poem, i liked mainly the way of explaining situation as created by the poet"

great work

i had learned it in class -12th and i had been taught this by my english teacher - Mr. D.Pant from G.D.B.M. SCHOOL Ranikhet who really gave in-depth summary of this poem and it took about 1 week to understand it wordly but in reality i got it now fully and enjoyed it. everyone must read it!

2009.02.04
Chiara
*****

I love this one, really L-O-V-E it!!


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