Presentation on theme: "Audience, Purpose, and Tone. Theme… How do you know when someone is acting guilty? Give specific examples from your own experiences What does guilt."— Presentation transcript:
Theme… How do you know when someone is acting guilty? Give specific examples from your own experiences What does guilt do to you? ○ ISOLATION ○ DIVISION
“Rime of the Ancient Mariner” Infer… Setting? Main Character? Structure? Theme?
Audience Who is intended to read this ballad? Romantics of the time: Science vs. Spirituality; Industry vs. nature Christian allusions Anyone who feels plagued by guilt
Techniques Sound devices Imagery Other Lyric Poetry Figurative Language Strategies
Sound Devices Repetition: repeated use of sounds, words, phrases, or sentences. Poets use repetition for emphasis as well as to create a musical effect. There are three popular devices that rely on repetition: Alliteration: repetition of initial consonant sounds Consonance: repetition of final consonant sounds Assonance: repetition of similar vowel sounds Rhyme: repetition of sounds at the ends of words. End rhyme is the most common type of rhyme, which occurs when rhyming words appear at the ends of lines. Onomatopoeia: use of words that imitate sounds—for example, words like ring, boom, and growl. “The fair breeze blew, the white foal flew…” “a frightful fiend / Doth close behind…” “The western wave was all aflame.” “With heavy thump, a lifeless lump,…” Now let’s practice…pg 6 packet
Making meaning Identifying how words are powerful Analyzing then interpreting images Page 7 of packet
What is the author’s purpose? Explain your response To inform? To teach? To persuade? To entertain?
“Instead of the cross, the Albatross/ About my neck was hung” “I had killed the bird / That made the breeze to blow” “Hailed it in God’s name” “Christian soul” “Crimson red like Gods own head” “blessed them unawares” Bear that… Cross? Albatross? Saul/Paul…
Many critics see the ‘Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ as an allegory of some kind of fall, like…… Of Coleridge - Of Lucifer -Of Adam & Eve- …forbidden fruit?…cast into hell? …opium? “…the very deep did rot…” “…slimy things … Slimy sea” “I shot the albatross” “…and I had done a hellish thing…” “witch’s oils, / … burnt green, and blue and white” STRUCTURE: Sin, Punishment, Redemption…
The poem could be his way of fathoming his feelings. The “strange power” of the Ancient Mariner, as his difficult feelings. “mingled strangely with my fears” “I know that man … must hear me” / “To him my tale I teach”
Coleridge Just as the Ancient Mariner has to re-tell his tale, Coleridge has to keep on returning to this poem and revising it…
Punishment Redemption Mariner Coleridge How can we represent the theme visually?
He went like one that hath been stunned And is of sense forlorn: A sadder and a wiser man, He rose the morrow morn.