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Of Images, Sublime, and the Necessity of Keeping Crossbows Off Ships

Two voices in the airIt’s probably not a good first impression upon my new reader to admit that I did not actually re-read The Rime of the Ancient Mariner before I began this first post.  I promise it was not out of apathy or laziness.  You see, I’ve read the Mariner’s Tale at least ten times in my life, at least four times for school, the other times because my Cursed me with his eye
teachers had instilled in me the beauty and power found within this strange and wonderful poem.  This confidence in the material, really my own working knowledge of the poem, allows me to focus instead upon a work of art that has played a significant role in my appreciation of the work. Continue reading Of Images, Sublime, and the Necessity of Keeping Crossbows Off Ships