The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

What was the setting in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner?


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The poem actually has two different settings. The first setting is outside a wedding hall. There is no actual time period given. The place refers to somewhere in the British Isles, perhaps in Scotland. The setting of the Mariner's tale is, of course, the sea. His story begins in the bay and travels throughout the arctic. The trip involves going up the equator and back again to the bay. Implicit in this journey is the albatross which travels along.