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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. The mariner as text The ballad-measure: a fictitious speaker beings his rime by story telling that the poem ’ s constitution is give from the mariner ’ s “ discourse. ”

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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

The mariner as text

  • The ballad-measure: a fictitious speaker beings his rime by story telling that the poem’s constitution is give from the mariner’s “discourse.”

  • The discourse between mariner and wedding guest: a set of codes of enigma rising with the proceeding storyline:

    “who is the mariner?”“what is the story about?”

  • Whenever the mariner repeats his story, the poem is dealing with reconstitution of the mariner’s identity within the discourse that produce meanings.


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The Vision of Sea

The first imprisonment: a sea of ice

  • The crew at the first time encounter the malice of nature operating as a prison.

    The mariner: on less than a member of human community

  • The imprisonment is temporal; Albatross frees the ship.

    The second imprisonment: a silent sea

  • Visionary elements: physical  psychological imprisonment

    “a painted ship in the painted sea”

  • The splitting of the mariner: the poem now is dealing with the fate of a individual human being.

     Albatross hanging on the mariner’s neck


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The Vision of Sea: Outcast Hero

Shooting Albatross: the gratuitous act

  • This motiveless act heightens a sense of identity:

    “motive has no concern; the person who performs it matters”

     the mariner apart from his crew

  • The motiveless malevolence positions mariner in the genealogy of literary figures: Shakespeare’s Iago, Milton’s Satan . . .

     a wanderer, a man with chain, a rule breaker

  • In the pure but emptied act, the mariner is deprived of his “guilt,” the pure crime of a pure murderer.

    “The mariner is a killer”“The mariner is a outcast”


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The Vision of Sea: Crucifixion

  • The mariner: a victim as Albatross

    The prison works in concert with Albatross whose blood reddened the sea.

     “The bloody sun” “water…still and awful red”

     The mariner “bit my arm, I sucked the blood”

  • The mariner: embodiment of crucifixion

    Albatross on the mariner’s neck as Jesus on the cross

     Albatross: a holy bird, an “Christian Soul”

     Mariner: a container, a presence of crucifixion


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The Vision of Ship

Transfiguration of a Spectre-Bark

  • Mariner’s ship: a second-scale prison

    “the painted ship in the painted sea”

  • The Spectre-bark: a dungeon with fire

    “ . . . was flecked with bars”“a dungeon-grate he peered”

     mariner’s ship coincides the spectre-bark

    Transfiguration of Life-in-Death

  • Mariner: Life-in-Death

    mariner turns to be Life-in-Death, a emptied self

     human body (Life-in-Death) as prison-measure


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Reconstitution of the Mariner

  • The Steps in the Two visions

    The silent sea:

    mariner outcast  container

    The spectre-bark:

    prisoner repressed imprisoned body

  • The mariner as text

    The mariner “does not act but is continually acted upon.”

    The mariner as no-self, functional means to connect acts and things in the fluid dissolve of imagination