The Rime of the Ancient Mariner


by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

SIMULAZIONE TERZA PROVA – INGLESE

Coleridge “the Rime of the Ancient Mariner”

1. Outline the setting of the poem and describe the plot of the Rime (about 70/80 words)

2.  Identify the steps that make the Rime recall the church-going process (about 30 words)

3. Who are the real protagonists of the Rime ? (about 30 words)

4. Which are the elements that make the Albatross get a religious meaning?

5.

The ice was here, the ice was there,

The ice was all around;

It cracked and growled, and roared

and howled,

Like noises in a swound!”

Identify the rhyme scheme, the devise used and explain the effects it provokes.

Rhyme Scheme

 

Devise

 

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6.

The fair breeze blew, the white foam flew.

The furrow followed free;

We were the first that ever burst

Into that silent sea

Identify the rhyme scheme, the devise used and explain the effects it provokes.

Rhyme Scheme

 

Devise

 

Effects

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.

Day after day, day after day,

We stuck, nor breath nor motion;

As idle as a painted ship

Upon a painted ocean.

 

Identify the rhyme scheme, the devise used and explain the effects it provokes.

Rhyme Scheme

 

Devise

 

Effects

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. ” The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” by Coleridge

There are two narrative levels in the poem. Describe them defining place – time – characters.

Answer:  about 100 words

9. Provide the plot of the Rime outlining the church-going process steps. (use about 60 words)

10. Analyse the two stanzas, (1) find out evidence of Wordworths natural theory and (2) explain it. (use about 40 words)

 

The Solitary Reaper

Daffodils

Whateer the theme, the maiden sang

As if her song could have no ending;

I saw her singing at her work,

And oer the sickle bending;

I listened motionless and still;

And. As I mounted up the hill,

The music in my heart I bore

For oft, when on my couch I lie

In vacant or in pensive mood,

They flash upon that inward eye

Which is the bliss of solitude;

And then my heart with pleasure fills,

And dances with the daffodils