The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens at midday while the Ship is being crewed by the dead men?

2. What are Death and the Woman doing?

3. What leaves the bodies of the crew?

4. What falls into the sea, like lead?

5. What does the Mariner watch in the moonlight?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Throughout the poem, eyes are prominently mentioned. Analyze the significance of their mentions, how they influence the story, and any deeper significance they might have. Feel free to include your personal opinions on the importance of eyes.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay on the theme of sin throughout the poem. Analyze how it is significant to the plot and the meaning. Be sure to include the sins of both the Mariner and the crew, how sin in the natural world relates to the supernatural world, and how those sins effected their fates.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the presentations of Thomas Burnet in the Epigraph and the text of the poem itself regarding the invisible Natures. Analyze each presentation separately and then show how they are alike and/or unlike one another. Be sure to include specific references to the text.

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