Why is there repetition in "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"?


Why is there repetition in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner?

Literary Devices:

Literary devices are techniques used by authors to convey specific meanings or create a special effect in their work. Examples of literary devices include metaphor, repetition, irony, and rhyme.

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner:

  • The Rime of the Ancient Mariner was written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, in 1797–1798 and published that year and is Coleridge's longest poem.
  • This poem recounts the story of a mariner who has just returned from a long sea voyage with an amazing tale that he recounts to a man who is on his way to a wedding.
  • The poem is the source of the English language expression ''an albatross around one's neck'' to indicate the person carries a heavy burden.

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Several phrases and segments are repeated throughout the long poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Repetition is used to emphasize important actions...

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Rime of the Ancient Mariner: Summary and Analysis


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What is ''The Rime of the Ancient Mariner?'' Explore Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem, ''The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'' including a summary and analysis.

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