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Compare and Contrast Tintern Abbey with Ancient Mariner The greatest thing youll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return This was sung by Nature Boy and I feel like it connects fairly well with Wordsworths Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey and Coleridges The Rime of the Ancient Mariner How this quote relates is because in relation to these two poems it is saying that if you love something and care for it than it will do the same to you In Tintern Abbey this thing would be nature Nature does so much for us if we respect it By destroying it we are only hurting ourselves in the end This is essentially what the character in the poem is saying He realizes when looking at his sister reflect on this area how important it is and how wonderful it is He realizes how much it has done for him He has many memories from Tintern Abbey and it had brought him so much when he was a young boy In The Ancient Mariner this thing that must be loved is the Albatross There is no reason for which the mariner should have killed the Albatross just like there is no good reason to damage nature By killing the Albatross he was performing something very anti-Christian which in turn will bring upon equally horrible things in his direction The Albatross is the pious bird of good omen so this in itself is saying that it is going to serve you well and do good for you if you just respect it By killing it he had reversed that good omen which he would have had and now he has brought upon himself this wrath of bad luck The figure of the hermit appears in both of these poems and in both of them this person is in some ways the ideal person or the person who does
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