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					Rime of the Ancient Mariner Guided Reading
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                         The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
                                   Guided Reading Questions
                                            Pgs. 686- 709
Part One: 687

   1. Why are there little paragraphs next to the text of the poem? Who wrote the summaries?




   2. What is the setting at the beginning of the poem?




   3. What kind of rhyme scheme is being used?




   4. To whom does the Ancient Mariner (AM) tell his tale?




   5. Where was the AM and his crew when his story begins?




   6. What leads the ship out of the ice in which they are stuck?




   7. Why is the bird a bird of “good omen”?




   8. What does the AM do to the bird?
Rime of the Ancient Mariner Guided Reading
Part 2: 690

   9. Why is the whole crew punished for the AM’s act?




   10. What bad things happen to the crew?




   11. What has to hang around the AM’s neck?




   12. What’s a really famous line in this section?? Why is it important?




Part 3: 693
   13. Why does the AM bite his arm?




   14. What does the crew see approaching them? Why is its approach unusual?




   15. Who are the passengers on the ship?




   16. What “game” do Death and Life-in-Death play?




   17. What does the game’s winner get? Who wins?




   18. How many of the crew die instantly? What happens to the AM?
Rime of the Ancient Mariner Guided Reading
Part 4: 696
   19. How does the AM feel about being alive?




   20. What happens when the AM tries to pray?




   21. Do the corpses (corses) rot on the deck of the boat?




   22. What is the most horrible curse, according to the AM?




   23. How long does the AM have to live with/experience this curse?




   24. What does the AM see in the water?




   25. What does the AM do/think when he sees the things in the water?




   26. What can the AM then suddenly do as the result?




   27. What happens to the albatross?
Rime of the Ancient Mariner Guided Reading
Part 5: 698
   28. What signs is the AM given that the curse may be broken? (what good things happen right away?)



   29. What happens to the bodies of the crew? Who is “really” in the bodies of the crew?



   30. What sound does the AM hear?



   31. Who wants vengeance on the AM for killing the Albatross?



   32. What does he/it do to the boat?



   33. What “conversation” does the AM hear between the two voices—what are they talking about?



Part 6: 703
   34. Who/What is moving the boat? What else is unique about the way that the boat is moving?




   35. What does the AM see, specifically? (3 things)




   36. What happens to the angelic spirits?




   37. What does the AM hear after the angelic spirits leave the bodies and make a magic light show?




   38. Who is it? (3 people)




   39. What does the AM want the Hermit to do for him?
Rime of the Ancient Mariner Guided Reading
Part 7: 706
   40. What does the Hermit notice about the AM’s ship?




   41. What happens to the AM’s ship?




   42. Where does the AM end up?




   43. What happens when the AM moves? Why?




   44. What does the AM do when he gets on the Pilot’s boat?




   45. What does the AM want from the Hermit?




   46. What does the AM have to do for the rest of his life?




   47. How does he know who he should tell his tale to?




   48. What is the best thing to do (ever), according to the AM?




   49. What kind of person can pray the best?




   50. What effect does the AM’s tale have on the Wedding Guest?

				
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