Lines 41-60 The ancient mariner continued his story stating that a dreadful storm struck his ship, pushed it at high speed towards the South direction. Everyday the sun rose higher and higher, up to the height of the mast. The poem, The Snake by D. But at the albatross the ice split and a good wind sprang up behind finally leave the polar region. So the sculptor both belittled and copied this man's passions. Here it refers to the ship being unable to get out of the storm.
The poet has him in this way to show his hypnotic power over the guest. Its mouth straight, its gums straight, the snake let water sip into his long body. The ship dipping and turning, followed by the loud and noisy storm, kept moving in the southward direction, at a great speed. Only social conditioning and education compelled him to do so. The poet could have shooed the snake away but his education was so sublime that he considered the snake equal to him, a co owner of the earth and therefore he decided to wait.
Give a reason for your answer. He looked around like a god and then slowly proceeded to move away from the water-trough. The poet himself had gone to the trough to fill his pitcher. He was glad also because he was able to think and act different from all the uncivilized Sicily. The Ancient Mariner killed the albatross for no reason. Stanza 14: The poet felt that the snake had behaved in a dignified manner like a king and he was also the king of the under-world.
As a result, the snake speeded up its motion and disappeared into the hole in the wall in a flash like lightning. Days seemed to be passing normally. The poet describes the snake as having a soft yellow-brown belly. He never should have tried to kill it. The bird provided them company and they fed and played with it.
And ice, mast-high, came floating by As green as emerald lines 53-54 Explanation— The ship has reached the region of snows and mist and icebergs as high as masts can be seen. And I have something to expiate : A pettiness. The poet alludes to personification to describe how the snake drinks the water from the tap and all throughout the poem uses elements of personification to describe his musings. The tail of the snake which had been left also vanished in great haste like lightning. The use of the word expiation suggests that he looks upon his act as a violation of a religious bond. Her sipped water with his straight mount and passed it into his long body, silently.
He has no right to deprive others from their right to live. Stanza 15: The poet felt that the snake had behaved in a dignified manner like a king and he was also the king of the under- world. All the poet could do was to stare with fascination at the manner in which the snake had disappeared. Extract Based Questions and Answers 1. It is also a part of his penance.
Stanza 12 Writhed like lightning, and was gone Into the black hole, the earth-lipped fissure in the wall-front, At which, in the intense still noon, I stared with fascination. He was strangely attracted by the dignified and quiet way of the snake and accepted it as an esteemed and respected guest. He stood there as a marble piece. It was July and it was Sicily so the heat was extremely high, turning every inch of the island hot. Then a rescue boat shows up to take him back to shore. They fed it and played with it. Had he wanted to, he could have stamped out any of his subjects who offended him.
It emphasises the fact that huge icebergs surrounded the ship and kept it from moving. I felt like singing a song and drinking. The traveller told the speaker a story about an old, fragmented statue in the middle of the desert. The snake could have mused about the poet. The wedding-guest does not like missing all these festivities but the mariner succeeds in detaining him.