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1 Audience, Purpose, and Tone

2 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

3 “Rime of the Ancient Mariner” Infer…  Setting?  Main Character?  Structure?  Theme?

4 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

5 Techniques  Sound devices  Imagery  Other Lyric Poetry Figurative Language Strategies

6 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

7 Making meaning  Identifying how words are powerful  Analyzing then interpreting images  Page 7 of packet

8 What is the author’s purpose? Explain your response  To inform?  To teach?  To persuade?  To entertain?

9 Audience, Purpose, and Tone

10 “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…

11 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…

12 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”

13 Coleridge  Just as the Ancient Mariner has to re-tell his tale, Coleridge has to keep on returning to this poem and revising it…

14 Punishment Redemption Mariner Coleridge  How can we represent the theme visually?

15 He went like one that hath been stunned And is of sense forlorn: A sadder and a wiser man, He rose the morrow morn.

16 Tone Positive Negative  admiring  adoring  affectionate  appreciative  approving  bemused  benevolent  blithe  calm  casual  celebratory  cheerful  comforting  comic  compassionate  complimentary  conciliatory  confident  Contented  respectful  reverent  romantic  Sanguine  Introspective  Jovial  joyful  laudatory  light  lively  mirthful  modest  nostalgic  optimistic  passionate  placid  playful  poignant  proud  reassuring  scholarly  self-assured sentimental  serene  silly  sprightly  straightforw ard  sympathetic  tender  tranquil  whimsical  wistful  delightful  earnest  ebullient  ecstatic  effusive  elated  empathetic  encouraging  euphoric  excited  exhilarated  expectant  facetious  fervent  flippant  forthright  friendly  funny  gleeful  gushy  happy  Reflective  Relaxed  Hilarious  Hopeful  Humorous  Interested  Zealous  worshipful derogatory desolate despairing desperate detached diabolic disappointed disliking disrespectful doubtful embarrassed enraged evasive fatalistic fearful forceful foreboding frantic frightened frustrated furious gloomy grave greedy grim harsh Haughty contemptuous curt cynical demanding depressed Derisive condescending confused cold conceited reticent sarcastic sardonic scornful self-deprecating selfish serious severe sinister skeptical sly solemn somber stern stolid stressful strident suspicious tense threatening tragic uncertain uneasy unfriendly unsympathetic upset Violent abhorring acerbic ambiguous ambivalent angry annoyed antagonistic anxious apathetic apprehensive belligerent bewildered biting hostile impatient incredulous indifferent indignant inflammatory insecure insolent irreverent lethargic melancholy mischievous miserable mocking mournful nervous ominous outraged paranoid pathetic patronizing pedantic pensive pessimistic pretentious psychotic Resigned bitter blunt bossy

17 Tone/diction = Audience/purpose

18 Purpose?  To Inform?  To Persuade?  To Entertain?  To Teach?  How can we represent the purpose visually?

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