|Rime of the Ancient Mariner Nature
Rime of the Ancient Mariner Nature
Near the end of the eighteenth century began a new ideology and writing style that conveys the poet's ideas through nature. This revolutionary style began by men like Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth were centuries ahead of their time in their attitudes on the environment, communion with nature, and the common man. Drawing heavily upon the French Revolution, these writers broke from society and focused their writing on the common man living in rural settings, a very revolutionary idea for the day. According to Samuel Taylor Coleridge in his Biographia Literaria, "subjects were to be chosen from ordinary life; the characters and incidents were to be such, as will be found in every village and its vicinity..." (1). Romanticism is anti-social, and in keeping with that theme, they wanted to escape the dominant ideology of the period. Coleridge was a man, unlike Wordsworth, oppressed by society an...