Stanza 7: The Sun came up upon the left, Out of the sea came he! And he shone bright, and on the right Went down into the sea.Explanation: The mariner is setting sail.
Stanza 11: And now the STORM-BLAST came, and he Was tyrannous and strong: He struck with his o'ertaking wings, And chased south along.Explanation: a storm is coming and the sailor is fighting back the storm and sailing south.
Stanza 18: And a good south wind sprung up behind; The Albatross did follow, And every day, for food or play, Came to the mariners' hollo!Explanation: The wind picked up and a sea bird followed them everyday.
Stanza 22: And the good south wind still blew behind But no sweet bird did follow, Nor any day for food or play Came to the mariners' hollo! Explanation: The sailor killed the bird.
Stanza 24: Nor dim nor red, like God's own head, The glorious Sun uprist: Then all averred, I had killed the bird That brought the fog and mist. 'Twas right, said they, such birds to slay, That bring the fog and mist. Explanation: The sun was rising and they were surrounded by fog and mist. The sailor was feeling guilty about killing the bird.
Stanza 35: There passed a weary time. Each throat Was parched, and glazed each eye. A weary time! a weary time! How glazed each weary eye, When looking westward, I beheld A something in the sky.Explanation: The sailors were going through a rough time at sea.