The rime of the ancient mariner originally the rime of the ancyent marinere is the longest major poem by the english poet samuel taylor coleridge written in 1797 98 and published in 1798 in the first edition of lyrical ballads. The rime of the ancient mariner text of 1834 by samuel taylor coleridge about this poet samuel taylor coleridge is the premier poet critic of modern english tradition distinguished for the scope and influence of his thinking about literature as much as for his innovative verse active in the wake of the french revolution as a dissenting . The rime of the ancient mariner is written in loose short ballad stanzas usually either four or six lines long but occasionally as many as nine lines long the meter is also somewhat loose but odd lines are generally tetrameter while even lines are generally trimeter. The rime of the ancient mariner argument how a ship having passed the line was driven by storms to the cold country towards the south pole and how from thence she made her course to the tropical latitude of the great pacific ocean and of the strange things that befell and in what manner the ancyent marinere came back to his own country. The rime of the ancient mariner by samuel taylor coleridge was a good quick read it is a poem about a mariner who returns from a voyage at sea published 2 months ago peter 50 out of 5 stars five stars a very interesting read a little weird because of the english but definitely doable
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