2 Discuss the symbolism of the albatross in “Rime of the Ancient Mariner”
3 Definition of symbolism A person, place or object which has a meaning in itself but suggests other meanings as well. Things, characters and actions can be symbols. Anything that suggests a meaning beyond the obvious.For example: bright sunshine symbolizes goodness and water is a symbolic cleanser.
4 IntroductionTopic SentenceT.A.G.Literary element
5 Topic SentenceAuthors use literary elements in their writing to help convey ideas and create understanding
6 T.A.G. “Rime of the Ancient Mariner” Samuel Taylor Coleridge Narrative poemIn ___________’s __________ _________,
7 Thesis statement…In Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s narrative poem “Rime of the Ancient Mariner”, the author uses symbolism to convey ideas and create understanding.
8 Thesis statement continued… Initially, the albatross symbolized hope and goodness, and then it symbolized the guilt of the mariner.
9 First Body Paragraph (notes) Begin by reporting what the bird originally represents in the poemUse a specific quote from the textDocument appropriately (Coleridge #)Arrival of the birdSpecific examples of how bird brought good luckSentence or 2 summary of plot to date
10 First Body paragraph notes continued… Arrival of the birdSpecific examples of how bird brought good luckSentence or 2 summary of plot to date
11 Transitions between paragraphs… Words that can be used to contrast two things:But, still,although,on the other hand, even though
12 Transitions between paragraphs… Meanwhile, later,next,afterward, next, suddenly, finally
13 2nd body paragraphSpecific examples of how the symbolism of the albatross CHANGES from good to badBe sure to summarize plot to date
14 Body paragraph 2 continued… Describe what the bird’s murder causes and the meaning of hanging the dead bird around the mariner’s neckUse a direct quotation and document
15 ConclusionExplain when and why the albatross fell from the mariner’s neckUse a direct quote and document (this is optional)
16 Conclusion continued… Conclude by briefly discussing the meaning of the expression “ having an albatross around one’s neck” and what the mariner’s “albatross” is now.