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Have you read Samuel Taylor Coleridge's 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'?

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Have you read Samuel Taylor Coleridge's 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'?

If so, what are your thoughts about it?

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It is one Rhyme
that is indeed very very long.
To me it is so very sad, and gives good insight as to what was happening.

Not an easy read, maybe for modern people, they may not understand old English, but so
well written.
It left me feeling a little down, giving such a
foreboding account.
Yes and it was a very long time ago. I seem to recall it had lots of hidden meanings - redemption etc.. but, basically, don't shoot an albatross or bad things will happen and you have to pay the piper, so to speak. ▄︻̷̿┻̿═━一
by Rice
Not yet. I will be reading this with one of my students. I'm looking forward to it, but I'm thinking it may be a bit too 'old' for the eighth grade. I could be wrong.
by Vee
It's about time somebody got them using their grey cells, Vee.
by Rice
Yes, I memorised it as a kid for some reason (I think I just liked the sound of it). I only remember bits and pieces now.
No. I haven't.
No I have never read this.
Yes, I did as a schoolgirl. It was one of the set pieces during our year. I loved it - very atmospheric and melancholy and full of hidden meanings.
Yes, at School. Too spooky for words!
Not the sort of Poem that would be considered 'light reading'!
by Finy
No I haven't, I'm more into James Patterson thrillers.
by Miro
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