Trivia: The line “Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink” refers to what?
A drought on a farm
A mythical rainforest
A polluted river
Correct Answer: Stranded sailors
So why is this answer correct? : English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” in the late 18th century. It tells the tale of a ship lost near Antarctica until an albatross helps guide it to safety. Sadly, the captain kills the bird, causing a curse to fall upon the ship. The cursed crew is then stranded in still water and surrounded by undrinkable salt water. The captain eventually learns his lesson in this ballad, which is also Coleridge’s longest major poem.