and post notes and photos about your poem like Gary Bateman.
Author's Notes: I decided on no real explanatory author's notes here, per se, for this one. Coleridge's "Ancient Mariner" is usually well-taught, or at least it is supposed to be, in most quality high school and university literature courses. I chose the Double Dactyl format here, as I have with some other poems I wrote in the past centered on other famous individuals, since it allows the writer to highlight some key notions central to the plot of the poem being discussed or presented. I should add that "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" is a true historic masterpiece worthy of reading anytime, and its story of the doomed Mariner is compelling, tragic, instructive, and sad. (Gary Bateman - December 3, 2018)
Thematic Categories: allegory, allusion, destiny, fate, god, metaphor, and symbolism.