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Chiastic Structure in the Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Author WangShiZuo
Tutor WangHongZhang
School Fudan University
Course English Language and Literature
Keywords Slingshot structure Coleridge Ancient Mariner Wing Round
CLC H315
Type Master's thesis
Year 2010
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\The term is commonly used in characterization containing ABB'A 'order four-word combinations can also be expressed arranged to form more words to such combinations, such as ABCC'B'A', or ABCDC'B'A ', and so and so on. Expansion, by extension, the Slingshot method can be used for an entire article, a poetry and a novel form of literature, and generally called \This paper argues that Coleridge Ancient Mariner Wing, \Coleridge poem is likely to unconsciously use the the Slingshot structure; Even so, unconsciously successful use of the art form is no accident, this was his emphasis on the artistic beauty of poetry, advocating round beauty of the poetry the results of consciousness. Coriolis balanced state is a good poem can match, and the the Slingshot structure with its balanced structure relative strength of reconciliation with the completion of the poem subjective and objective, but also helps to imagine play Coriolis so-called \features that make poetry equilibrium state of harmony. The readers appreciate the Ancient Mariner Wing \The Mariners easy memory about the details, while efficient organization is about to tell. In addition, the the Slingshot structure elements similarities and differences staggered, different events occur in the same context, while necessary to repeat some of the important scenes but also produce a Vuk Pavlovsky, the so-called \readers familiar background fresh event especially memorable. Slingshot structure is widely used in many famous poem, such as \The reason why many poets invariably adopted the final analysis, because of the circular structure to meet the aesthetic feeling, symmetry, harmony, integrity, The Slingshot structure the loop back and forth (from A to B, then from B 'to A ') form a circular structure. It is this human preferences makes of this structure often works, the readers bored appreciate this structure.

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