Reflection: Unit Planning Doodling 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Section 2: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner


'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' can be a difficult read. Coming in at over 600 lines, it's not a poem quickly covered in a class period, or even two.  The allegorical tale of a distraught sailor who feels compelled to tell his story of sin and salvation to everyone he meets.  Because he is such a startling and obvious contrast to Victor Frankenstein, and because Mary Shelley makes reference to the poem at the beginning of the novel, I end the Romantics unit and begin Frankenstein with a reading of 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'.  

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Doodling 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Unit 2: The Romantic Poets
Lesson 9 of 9

Objective: SWBAT understand a complex poem through visual aids

Big Idea: How do symbols help us understand big, abstract ideas?

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English / Language Arts, textual evidence, Literature, Classics (Literature), synthesis, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Rime of the Ancient Mariner, doodling
  50 minutes
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