The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Paperback Book

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Paperback

Part of the Dover Thrift Editions series

4 out of 5 (4 ratings)


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
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  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9780486272665

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A classic collection. What better way to wind down a rainy afternoon than by escaping into the rich fantasy world of an opium addict?Coleridge really knew how to interest his readers interruptions from Porlock or no.

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This is a scrumptious taste and introduction to the poetry of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Many of the thoughts and poems seem downright modern to me. I love much of his imagery; the issues and emotions evoked are very moving and worth pondering. I will definitely seek out more of his work to read.

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Most of Coleridge's poems in this (very cheap) collection do little to me. Christabel and Kubla Khan in particular are florid but insipid. The narrative in the Rime of the Ancient Mariner (which is its call to fame) is somewhat engaging, but falls flat as many times as it rises.

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The thing I find hard about Coleridge is that after a while, the richness of the language becomes taxing. It's like eating too much sweet indulgent food. After a point, it's just not happening. But, at the same time, it's also that richness of language that makes me go back to the Ancient Mariner, or Christabel, or Kubla Khan over and over. I really do have to be in the mood to read poetry at all, but Coleridge has an amazing ability to lift my mood because some of the poems are just so damn pleasurable to read. They provide that rare urge to read aloud. So, yeah, always a good read.