The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

the rime of the ancient mariner

explain how the old man is like a writer (perhaps like Coleridge himself) and how he is not like a writer

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The old man is a storyteller, thus, he weaves his tale in the same way in which a writer would do the same. He is not like a wiriter because he doesn't put his story on paper..... he must tell it over and over again, but he must do so verbally.