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    Symbolism in "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"

    The quiz will identify several potential symbolic motifs in Coleridge's famous poem. It will stimulate the student to consider possible topics for essays. Furthermore, it will provide a brief review of some of the symbolic content of the poem.


    Among other possibilities, the albatross symbolizes


    What does the Mariner's change in attitude towards the "thousand, thousand slimy things" indicate?


    What possible significance might exist in the apparent stares of the dead men?


    Which of the following suggests another potential symbolic meaning for the Albatross?


    What is the significance of the Mariner's desire to go to church at the end of the poem?