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Rime of the Ancient Mariner Characters and Terms

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Ancient Mariner
mistaken for the Devil
Wedding-Guest
"a sadder and a wiser man/He rose the morrow morn"
Life-in-Death
win(s) the mariner in a dice game
Death
lose(s) the mariner in a dice game
albatross
symbolic of Jesus Christ
200 sailors
give(s) the evil eye
disembodied voices
discuss(es) the mariner's fate and the course of the ship
the Pilot
steer(s) the skiff-boat
the Pilot's boy
so frightened, "who now doth crazy go"
the Hermit
holy man at one with nature
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
author of "Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
kirk
Scottish for church
ken
to perceive or recognize
vespers
evenings
charnel
cemetery
seraph
angel