The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Colderidge added the side notes to help the reader follow the plot. why might he have included such notes in his poem, whereas narrative poets of earlier times, such as 'beuwolf' and 'gawain' poets, did not? Did you find Colgeridges notes helpful? why or

The rime of the ancient mariner.

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Coleridge wrote and annotated his own text. Ancient transcripts like the tales of Beowulf and Gawain were stories of tradition, which were handed down orally. Those scribing these texts were far more interested in preserving them that analyzing their meanings.