The Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Notes Summary & Analysis

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Notes Summary

The notes are a shorter summation of the poem. The Ancient Mariner meets the three men going to a wedding and detains a Wedding Guest. The Mariner's eye forces the Guest to listen to the Mariner's story. The Mariner says the ship is sailing in good conditions until it gets to the "Line," which is to the south. The Guest is distracted by the wedding noises, but the Mariner continues. The ship is blown by a storm to the South Pole. This is a barren, icy place with scary noises. The Albatross comes, and the crew is happy to see it. The Albatross is a good sign, and it stays behind the ship as the ship goes North through fog and ice. The Ancient Mariner rudely kills the bird of good luck. The crew is mad at the Mariner for doing that. Yet...

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