Teacher Guide

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

  1. 1

    To identify and discuss the many possible themes of the text, and recognize differing interpretations of these themes.

  2. 2

    To understand the text's language and style.

  3. 3

    To place the poem within a historical context and literary tradition.

  4. 4

    To identify the poem's many symbols and consider differing interpretations thereof.

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