Asked • 04/14/19

Who chained the albatross to the mariner's neck?

In the long poem by Samuel Coleridge, _The Rime of the Ancient Mariner_, the mariner talks about an albatross being chained to his neck: > Instead of the cross, the albatross > About my neck was hung. This doesn't really make much sense though. Assuming it was literal, who chained the dead bird to his neck? [Link to the poem.](

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Chris S. answered • 04/15/19

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English MA with Experience Teaching Elementary/Middle/High/Adult

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