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Class 10 - English - The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Question 14:

Find examples of the use of interesting sounds from the poem and explain their effect on the reader.


The ice 'cracked and growled and roared and howled'

Coleridge uses onomatopoeic words which use harsh 'ck' sounds to make the ice sound brutal. He also gives the ice animal sounds to give the impression it has come alive and is attacking the ship

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