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" Beyond the shadow of the ship, I watched the water-snakes: They moved in tracks of shining white, And when they reared, the elfish light Fell off in hoary flakes. Within the shadow of the ship I watched their rich attire: Blue, glossy green, and velvet... "
The Poetical and Dramatic Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: With a Life of ... - Page 94
by Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1836 - 403 pages
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The Creative Mind: Myths and Mechanisms

Margaret A. Boden, Research Professor of Cognitive Science Margaret A Boden - Philosophy - 2004 - 368 pages
...give rise to stanzas as limpid as this: Beyond the shadow of the ship, I watched the water-snakes: They moved in tracks of shining white, And when they...reared, the elfish light Fell off in hoary flakes. As for computational models wherein order arises out of chaos, think of the pipeline-program outlined...
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Topographies of the Sacred: The Poetics of Place in European Romanticism

Catherine E. Rigby, Kate Rigby - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 348 pages
...bloodily — red in the ship's shadow (269—7i), he turns his attention to the water snakes, which moved in tracks of shining white, And when they reared, the elfish light Fell off in hoary flakes. Looking more closely, he notes also, . . . their rich attire: Blue, glossy green, and velvet black,...
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The English Reader: What Every Literate Person Needs to Know

Diane Ravitch, Michael Ravitch - Literary Collections - 2006 - 512 pages
...beholdeth God's creatures of the great calm. Beyond the shadow of the ship, I watched the water-snakes: They moved in tracks of shining white, And when they...swam; and every track Was a flash of golden fire. 194 SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE He blesseth them in his heart. 0 happy living things! no tongue Their beauty...
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The Giant Book of Poetry

William Roetzheim - Poetry - 2006 - 760 pages
...water burnt alway a still and awful red. Beyond the shadow of the ship, I watched the water-snakes: they moved in tracks of shining white, and when they...swam; and every track was a flash of golden fire. 0 happy living things! no tongue their beauty might declare: a spring of love gushed from my heart,...
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The Nature of Creative Development

Jonathan Feinstein - Business & Economics - 2006 - 592 pages
...descriptions in a more deliberate way. Beyond the shadow of the ship, 335 I watched the water-snakes: They moved in tracks of shining white. And when they...Blue, glossy green, and velvet black. They coiled and swa1n; and every track Was a flash of golden fire. One might think that Coleridge created these lines...
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Wings of Fancy: Using Readers Theatre to Study Fantasy Genre

Joan Garner - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 245 pages
...eye, And thy skinny hand, so brown." Fear not, fear not, thou WeddingGuest! This body dropt not down. And when they reared, the elfish light Fell off in hoary flakes. Verse 64 Alone, alone, all, all alone, Alone on a wide wide sea! And never a saint took pity on My...
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Coleridge and Shelley: Textual Engagement

Sally West - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 222 pages
...discovers a sudden beauty in the 'slimy things with legs': Within the shadow of the ship 1 watch'd their rich attire: Blue, glossy green, and velvet...swam; and every track Was a flash of golden fire. 'The Ancient Mariner' (1798, 269-73; 1800, 271-5) This association, coupled with the polysyllabic richness...
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