Part I 1. What do the mariner’s “long grey beard” and “glittering eye” suggest about the main character?
2. Identify examples of onomatopoeia in lines 60-65.
3. Want might the albatross symbolize?
4. Summarize the plot of Part I.
Part II 5. In lines 83-106, what kind of relationship does the poem depict between human beings and nature?
The wandering albatross, native to the Antarctic, is the largest seabird in the world. The albatross is remarkably docile-a young bird will often allow itself to be handled by humans. Their large wingspan allows them to soar effortlessly and at high speeds. Modern satellite tracking has shown that the albatross can fly at about 18 mph for days at a time and have been known to circumnavigate the globe several times during its lifetime, although it prefers to stay in the Southern Hemisphere.
25. What is the mariner compelled to do? Why is the wedding guest described as “saddened” and a “wiser” man?
Since many British romantic poets were revolutionaries or dissidents, they often felt like exiles in their own land, and thus this theme is popular among these poets. One biblical exile story often alluded to was ______________________________.