`The man hath penance done
And penance more will do.'

from Samuel Taylor Coleridge – Rime Of The Ancient Mariner on Rap Genius


Destroying the albatross was somehow the gravest of sins. It is possible that the albatross represents a Christ figure.

The second voice declares that the mariner’s ordeal is not wholly over; he has suffered a lot but he has to suffer more for his sin.

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