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Aftab Alam Khursheed Aftab Alam Khursheed Male, 47, India (3/29/2013 2:05:00 AM)

Just trying to grasp now reading sarojini naidu, Rumi.....and rime to anc.mariner a fact as the poem is realy about the Abatrose or something else..I hope I may not be correct but I am sure it is about the French revolution(After effect) wait...

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  • Donnaj York (3/29/2013 11:58:00 PM) Post reply

    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" .

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