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. To what is the ocean subservient?

2. After the Mariner feels unexpected love, what is he able to do?

3. What comes between the Mariner's Ship and the sun?

4. What are Death and the Woman doing?

5. What does the Mariner watch in the moonlight?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay on the role of the supernatural world in the poem. Analyze its interaction with the natural world, the poem's characters, and the reasons it acts the way it does. Be certain to discuss the different attitudes of the different supernatural forces towards the Mariner.

Essay Topic 2

Religion is an important theme in the story. Analyze its presence and influence on the characters and actions throughout the poem. Be sure to include the importance of prayer, the cross, the kirk, and the Hermit.

Essay Topic 3

Analyze the mounting of despair in the first half of the poem. What sort of events prompt feelings of despair? What influence upon despair is had by the supernatural? How much of the despair experience is strictly natural? Be sure to mention the inability to speak, and particularly to pray.

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