The World Of The Supernatural, The Romance And The Psychological Extremes.

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One of the famous poems written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge was "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner." This poem was first published in 1798 in the Lyrical Ballads. Coleridge explored of world dark romanticism. He wrote about the mysterious, the grotesque, the supernatural, and the mind's eye. His writings were powerful, and ingenious. This poem, starting the world of British Romantic Literature, also opened up the world to the Supernatural, the Romance, and the Psychological extremes.[This poem, reflects the Romantic Age's interest in the Supernatural, the Romance, and Psychological extremes][A famous poem written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and first published in 1797 in the Lyrical Ballads was "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner." Coleridge explored the world of not only romanticism, but dark romanticism. In the depth of dark romanticism, he wrote about the mysterious, the grotesque, the supernatural, and the mind's eye of powerful and ingenious writings of British Literature. This poem started the world of British Romantic literature, as it would also have its relations of the Supernatural, the Romance, and the Psychological Extremes. ]The Rime of the Ancient Mariner would be classified as a poem using supernaturalism, defined as "a theological belief, describing the unexplained through the spirits of nature, and that nature is ultimate" (Wikipidia). The unexplained in this poem would be the supernaturalism of the spirits, the strange weather, the albatross as a bird of "good omen", the spirit from "the land of mist and snow", the two spirits the Mariner hears in his trance, the mariner's "strange power of speech", and how it took place throughout the poem. The main unexplained supernaturalism spirit would be the Albatross, for its power of flying over the ship and making others hope that they were close to land.There were many spirits in the poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. The first to mention would be the albatross a "good omen", which led the Mariner's ship to hope. There was also a creature or spirit underneath the ship pushing it forward towards hope was now the creature of the unexplained. [ get Lynn's ideas on another sentence to end this paragraph, maybe of my own feelings and thoughts]The Albatross was shot, by a man who thought a bird of such kind was evil. An example would be stated in stanzas 67 through 70:"It ate the food it ne'er had eat,And round and round it flew.The ice did split with a thunder-fit;The helmsman steered us through!"When the Mariner thought he did no evil, he found out very quickly that he made a mistake; this led to the consequences of the crew's dead, there being no wind in the air, therefore leading the ship to a dead sail.The albatross was described as the "good omen"; the omen is a phenomenon that is believed to foretell the future, often signifying the advent of change:"At length did cross an Albatross,Thorough the god it came;As if it had been a Christian soul,We hailed it in God's name (l. 63-66).And a...

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