The Rime of the Ancient Mariner | Study Guide

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner | Part Summaries

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Timeline of Events

  • Present

    Mariner stops the Wedding Guest to tell his story.

    Part 1
  • Past

    Mariner leaves on a sea voyage.

    Part 1
  • Past

    The ship is stuck in ice at the South Pole.

    Part 1
  • Past

    An Albatross appears.

    Part 1
  • Past

    The ship is freed from the ice.

    Part 1
  • Past

    The Mariner kills the Albatross.

    Part 1
  • Past

    The ship is calmed.

    Part 2
  • Past

    The crew runs out of water.

    Part 2
  • Past

    The crew hangs the Albatross around the Mariner's neck.

    Part 2
  • Past

    Life-in-Death wins the game of dice.

    Part 3
  • Past

    The crew dies except for the Mariner.

    Part 3
  • Past

    The Mariner blesses the sea creatures he previously cursed.

    Part 4
  • Past

    The Albatross falls from his neck.

    Part 4
  • Past

    The dead men rise to pilot the ship.

    Part 5
  • Past

    Two voices speak of the Mariner and his penance.

    Part 5
  • Past

    The Mariner arrives at his home harbor.

    Part 6
  • Past

    The spirits imbuing the dead men depart.

    Part 6
  • Past

    The Mariner is rescued by the Pilot, the Pilot's son, and the Hermit.

    Part 7
  • Past

    The Mariner tells his tale when compelled.

    Part 7
  • Present

    The Wedding Guest goes home to think on what the Mariner has told him.

    Part 7

Part Summaries Chart

Part Summary
Part 1 An old man stops a younger man who is on his way to the wedding of his family member—he is kin to the groom. When the We... Read More
Part 2 At first the crew is angry that he killed the bird, but then they say the Albatross brought with it fog and mist that ob... Read More
Part 3 The Mariner spies something approaching from the west. It is a ship that seems to move without wind or current, and it c... Read More
Part 4 The Wedding Guest is disturbed by the Mariner's tale, but the Mariner continues. He is alone on the sea with the dead bo... Read More
Part 5 The Mariner falls asleep and wakes to find it raining. A storm blows up around him, and the ship moves on despite the wi... Read More
Part 6 The voices are still speaking about the ship and how it moves with wind or water. The Mariner wakes to find it is nightt... Read More
Part 7 The ship sinks and the Mariner is hauled into the Pilot's boat. The Pilot thinks him dead, so he is surprised when the M... Read More
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