Exploring Water as a Catalyst for Fresh Interpretations in Samuel Taylor Coleridge's Lyrical Ballads

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner


  • GD Marina Department of Sociology, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia
  • TM Jaishrin Department of State and Municipal Administration, Orenburg State University, Orenburg, Russian Federation


Water, Romantic Era, Supernatural, Four realms of Earth, Ethical values


During the Romantic Era, a period marked by a shift in thought, Samuel Taylor Coleridge emerged as a pioneering figure, challenging traditional trends and offering a glimmer of hope. In his renowned ballad, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," Coleridge skillfully explores the transformative power and ethical implications associated with the four realms of the Earth, particularly emphasizing the vital role of water. This study aims to dissect the profound significance of water and its representation in Coleridge's major work, particularly in "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner." By unraveling the hidden truths obscured by skepticism, we seek to shed light on Coleridge's supernatural techniques and innovative ideas, which employ water as a symbol of salvation. Through this exploration, Coleridge has paved the way for future generations, constructing a new platform for understanding and appreciation.




How to Cite

Marina, G., & Jaishrin, T. (2023). Exploring Water as a Catalyst for Fresh Interpretations in Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Lyrical Ballads: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. International Journal of Innovative Scientific Research, 1(1), 10–14. Retrieved from https://journals.worldbiologica.com/ijisr/article/view/44