Rime Of The Ancient Mariner Charnelle Lilley The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Summary and images: 2-5-99 The poem is a parable of the road between sin and repentance. The ancient mariner is telling of the fall or the sin itself. The journey of the sinner is a lonely one, which is the feeling received by the land of ice. The journey is storm tossed and full of fear. There is a price to pay for sinning and the road of repentance is full of ups and downs.
The mariner tries to pray, but is unable because of not having complete repentance in his heart. Once he accepts and admits of his sin, he is uplift and guided home. Upon reaching home he must continue to tell of the path of sin and redemption. The wedding guest is to learn the moral of love thy neighbor be it beast or human. Line 13-14 is the rising and setting of the sun Minstrelsy- a traveling singer of the middle ages Aye- [poet.] always; ever Albatross- a large, web-footed sea bird related to the petrel Serape- a heavenly being, or any of the highest order of angels Part VI lines 44-45 the departing of the angels of mercy that delivered the mariner home Last lines of part VI- the hermit could be a priest and the mariner is glad because he can hear his confession and forgive him Kirk- a church Last line of the poem- the wedding guest woke the next morning feeling depressed but informed about the story the mariner told The mariner is Coleridge and the wedding guest I think is Wordsworth Poetry Essays.