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Kind of Activity:
Analyze the meaning of the Mariner's newfound appreciation of the water-snakes.
Common Core Standards:
In Part IV of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, the corpse of the albatross falls off the Mariner's neck and into the ocean. After that, things seem to be looking up for the Mariner. He receives mysterious supernatural assistance, and his ship is guided home by spirits. Discuss the following questions with your class:
- What precipitates the Mariner's revelatory experience?
Your students should recognize that the Mariner's prayers seem to free him from...
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