The Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Part 3, Lines 143-223 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3, Lines 143-223 Summary

The sailors continue to suffer with their thirst. Then, the Mariner sees something on the horizon to the west. At first, he cannot make it out. A ship is coming towards them. Because his throat, like the rest of the crew's, is parched, the Mariner bites his arm and drinks his blood to moisten his mouth so that he can inform the crew about the ship he sees. The crew is ecstatic and follows the Mariner in drinking their own blood. The Mariner continues to describe the ship. The sun is setting, and the ship blocks it. The sun can still be seen, though, through the skeletal sides of the ship. The Mariner says the sun is covered with the ribs of the ship, which are like bars. He remarks that the sails are like cobwebs and that there...

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