Poetics and Poetry Discussion
(3/29/2013 11:58:00 PM)
It's been long ago when I read that,10th grade English class I believe. The mariner did something terrible, right? Did he kill someone? Or maybe he killed the Albatross which was supposed to be a creature of good luck? What was it he did wrong?
Anyway, the Albatross around his neck was symbolic of the guilt he bore for his wrong-doing. In reference to that poem, guilt and remorse heavy on our shoulders is sometimes referred to as " an Albatross around our neck" .