The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is a sort of bewitching tale that sort of entrances the reader especially more coming from the rock style of Iron Maiden. The way the band performs the poem firms a romantic form and the content urges the reader to appreciate life and nature with it. It provides a more visual sensation while also opens up a different interpretation for the reader of the original text of the “Rime of the Ancyent Mariner.”
There is a moment amongst the song that there is a sudden pause from all of the exposition that the singer is throwing at the audience. In that sudden break there is just this soothing transition as it mellows out. It draws in the reader and settles them down for the remainder of the song however it does something else. As discussed in lecture, I took Romanticism to mean poetry that “convey deep and longing emotions” but not just that, emotions that relate back to nature as well.
The last stanza repeats the horror and truth that this song is trying to teach the reader.
The mariner’s bound to tell of his story
To tell this tale wherever he goes
To teach God’s word by his own example
That we must love all things that God made.
And the wedding guest’s a sad and wiser man
And the tale goes on and on and on.
Because the Mariner has mistreated the natural connection of life, he has been bound to keep spreading the word. Through this serious tone of fear and sudden appreciation, the message is getting across “that we must love all things that God made” however the repetitiveness of the song “the tale goes on and on and on” just to lure the reader in more final. It is a cycle that forces the reader to think about the message while also taking a deep look at themselves. It makes for a self-doubt and it criticizes the nature of who they think they are while also getting a connection to nature.