The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

What does he compare their stillness to?

when the wind stops blowing

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I'll start with the quote:

Day after day, day after day, we stuck, nor breath nor motion; as idle as a painted ship upon a painted ocean."

The Mariner and his crew are stuck in the arctic ice. They are not moving hence the stillness, much like a painting.


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