Day 4

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    A Gory Allegory

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Discussion


    If It Was All A Metaphor, What Would It All Be A Metaphor For?

    Common Core Standards:



    For most of this lesson plan, we've accepted the Mariner's story at face value, insofar as treating the spirits, seraphs, Death and Life-in-Death as real within the context of the tale. However, it's worth entertaining the possibility that some or all of what the Mariner encounters may be allegorical - that is, representative of more realistic events.

    Allow students to form small groups. Within these groups, they should discuss the supernatural characters and...

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