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"The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," Parts I-IV

February 6, 2013
Samuel Taylor Coleridge's classic poem "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" contains one of the most well-known stanzas: "Water, water every where,/ And all the boards did shrink/ Water, water every where,/ Nor any drop to drink." Learn these word lists from Parts I-IV, and Parts V-VII to help you better understand this complex work.
wherefore
Now wherefore stopp'st thou me?
din
May'st hear the merry din.'
prow
With sloping masts and dipping prow,
tread
Still treads the shadow of his foe,
flee
And southward aye we fled.
ken
Nor shapes of men nor beasts we ken
albatross
At length did cross an Albatross,
shroud
In mist or cloud, on mast or shroud,
fiend
From the fiends, that plague thee thus!—
aver
For all averred, I had killed the bird
wretch
Ah wretch! said they, the bird to slay,
rout
About, about, in reel and rout
assure
And some in dreams assurèd were...
utter
And every tongue, through utter drought,
weary
There passed a weary time.
parched
Was parched, and glazed each eye.
agape
Agape they heard me call:
leprosy
Her skin was as white as leprosy,
spectre
Off shot the spectre-bark.
nether
Within the nether tip.
hoary
Fell off in hoary flakes.
hail
We hailed it in God's name.
plague
From the fiends, that plague thee thus!—
withered
Was withered at the root;
slope
With sloping masts and dipping prow,

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