"Samuel Taylor Coleridge" Essays and Research Papers

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

 ​ Samuel Taylor Coleridge   Date of birth: October 21,1772   born at: Ottery St Mary, United Kingdom     Education: Jesus College, Cambridge   Christ’s Hospital     Poems from Samuel Taylor Coleridge  ● a broken friendship   ● a day dream   ● a mathematical problem   ● cologne  ● a christmas carol   constancy to an ideal object by samuel taylor coleridge   Since all, that beat about in Nature's range,  Or veer or vanish ; why should'st thou remain  The only constant in a world of change, ...

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge Romanticism

Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" is a poem which forged the beginnings of the romantic era in which Coleridge lived. Whilst still containing vivid imagery characteristic of the romantic era, its ballad form and its internal archaisms reflect another more ancient period of literature, though no specific one. Part three of the poem entails the mariner recounting the crew's thirst and the sighting of the ship, which turned out to be a form of ghost ship which carried Death and...

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Samuel Coleridge - The Rime of The Ancient Mariner

Interplay between philosophy and piety In Coleridge’s “The Rime of The Ancient Mariner” Samuel Coleridge was a very influential poet who left his mark upon the next generations of poets and writers. His work has been approved by many people like Wordsworth for instance. One of his most famous poems is “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.” In this poem Coleridge creates unique image in which the interplay between nature, religion and his own philosophy on the world, builds the very essence of this...

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Sin Penance and Redemption in Samuel Coleridge "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"

remains tangible and historical based to disseminate the realities of many beliefs and conducts made in different scenarios people found themselves in. ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ is one of the longest poems in writing history written by Samuel Coleridge in 1798 (Rubasky, 1). Ideas of sin, penance, and redemption are denotable from this poem in relation to the ancient approaches of acts of sin, the encountering of the sinners, and the relatable redemption after several befalling of scenarios...

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Romanticism-Coleridge

human beings to the larger truth.’ A multitude of modes and doctrines encapsulated the Romantic revolt, the basis of which lie within such tenets as imagination, individualism and idealism. This paved the way for Romantic composers such as Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth to convey an appreciation of personal experiences within the bounties of the natural world, as well as to celebrate one’s comprehension of the inner self, in order to ultimately link individuals to one another and to...

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Analyse the poem 'The Eolian Harp' by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and comment on the poetic form and language used and the way they contribute to the meaning and effects of the poem.

The Eolian Harp by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, can be described as the musings of a man thinking about his love for his wife Sara, the beauty of nature and about the wonder of God in providing him with both nature and Sara. The voice of the poem is Coleridge himself as it refers to Sara, his wife at the time of writing. It is a Romantic poem as it deals with a mixture of traditional Romantic themes: those of strong feelings, the importance of the imagination and the idea of the sublime, and the natural...

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Offer a Close Comparative Reading of the Treatment of the Imagination in Barbauld's, 'to Mr Coleridge' and Coleridge's 'This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison.'

Offer a close comparative reading of the treatment of the imagination in Barbauld's, 'To Mr Coleridge' and Coleridge's 'This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison.' Samuel Taylor Coleridge was born in 1772, in Ottery St Mary in Devonshire. During the Romantic era at a time of revolution from 1770-1830. At this time Britain’s economy was experiencing the industrial revolution, consequently creating radical class divisions and an extremely large scale of dissatisfaction between the lower classes and the wealthy...

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Romanticism - Samual Taylor Coleridge & Joseph Turner

intellect that we simply cannot comprehend through pure reason. Three Romantic texts – Samual Taylor Coleridge's poems 'This Lime Tree Bower My Prison' and 'Kubla Khan' and Joseph Turner's painting Snowstorm: steamboat off a harbour's mouth – reveal how the human imaginative appreciation of the natural world is able to transcend physical limitations as well as the restrictions of technology and logic. Coleridge, in particular, was a true proponent of the Romantic tradition. He described the uniting...

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Concepts of Wordsworth Applied to Coleridge

Concepts of Wordsworth Applied to Coleridge Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth were two very dominant Romantic Era poets. They published some of their writings together, and were very influenced by each other in their writing style. We see this in Coleridge’s contribution to Wordsworth, Biographia Literaria. In Biographia Literaria, Coleridge gives praise to Wordsworth’s brilliance in his writings and makes it known how much he looked up to Wordsworth. Coleridge goes into detail describing...

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How Coleridge, Shelley and Wordsworth Carried Out Their Aesthetic Principles

How Coleridge, Shelley and Wordsworth Carried Out Their Aesthetic Principles "Poetry," according to the definition of Percy Bysshe Shelley, "is the expression of the imagination (696)." Samuel Taylor Coleridge would agree with this concise definition. On the contrary, William Wordsworth said that, "no words which imagination can suggest, will be compared with those which are the emanations of reality and truth (336)." Wordsworth also differed from Shelley and Coleridge in his approach to writing...

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Keats, Shelley , Coleridge

(1797-1851) * Her parents had been heavily influenced by the ideas of the French Revolution and were part of a small radical group. * Her child house (Godwin’s) was visited by some of the most famous writers of the day, like the Romantic poets Samuel Coleridge and Percy Bysshe Shelley. * Shelley was immediately attracted by the young Mary Godwin; in 1814 the couple fled to France and later they decided to rent a country house on the banks of Lake Geneva near Villa Diodati. It was there that the...

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Critical Analysis of Kubla Khan by S.T. Coleridge

In the poem Kubla Khan by Samuel Coleridge, language is used to convey images from Coleridge's imagination. This is done with the use of vocabulary, imagery, structure, use of contrasts, rhythm and sound devices such as alliteration and assonance. By conveying his imagination by using language, the vocabulary used by Coleridge is of great importance. The five lines of the poem Kubla Khan sound like a chant or incantation, and help suggest mystery and supernatural themes of the poem. Another important...

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Using the Work of Either Wordsworth or Coleridge, Show How Romanticism Constituted a Radical Break with the Techniques and Subject Matter of What Had Gone Before.

Using the work of EITHER Wordsworth or Coleridge, show how Romanticism constituted a radical break with the techniques and subject matter of what had gone before. Wordsworth was the beginning of a new genre of writing. In the late18th century a lot of society and writing focussed around order and reason, however Wordsworth romantic and naturalistic writing created a tremendous break through. With the joint efforts and collaboration with Samuel Coleridge he published ‘Lyrical Ballads’ which helped...

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Frost at Midnight

THE FROST AT MIDNIGHT SAMUEL TAYLOR The poem Frost at midnight is written in blank verse. The lines follow the lambic pentameter it is a Romantic verse monologue .It is believed that the speaker of the poem. Frost at Midnight is Coleridge himself. This is a great poem which gives a very personal restatement of the themes of the early English Romanticism. Nature was the predominant theme of most of the poem .Written by the poet during that era, however there is a great difference between the theme...

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kubla khan

KUBLA KHAN 1797 Samuel Taylor Coleridge The Romantic Movement changed the way art and literature represented the world by focusing on emotions, nature, and imagination. This emphasis can be seen in the work of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, one of the most influential poets of the era. In his poem “Kubla Khan,” Coleridge used dreamlike imagery to describe the fabulous palace of a Mongol emperor. The poem shows the author’s interest in the mysterious and the exotic, as well as the beauty and savagery...

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Kubba Khan

Kubla Khan Samuel Taylor Coleridge was born in Devon in 1772. His father, a clergyman, moved his family to London when Coleridge was young, and it was there that Coleridge attended school. Coleridge became the poet of imagination, exploring the relationships between nature and the mind as it exists as a separate entity. Poems such as “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” and “Kubla Khan” demonstrate Coleridge’s talent for concocting bizarre, unsettling stories full of fantastic imagery and magic Romantic...

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How Does Coleridge Being Telling the Story in Part 1 of the Rime of the Ancient Mariner?

How does Coleridge begin telling the story in Part 1? In the first line of this poem, we meet the protagonist, “The Ancient Mariner”, who manages to get hold of one of the guests to the wedding that he is attending in order to tell him the story of his journey on a “bright” and “cold” day. Against the will of the wedding guest, the Ancient Mariner spends the remainder of Part 1 describing his tale in detail; which eventually leads to the shooting of a magnificent and supposedly good omen of an...

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An Analysis on the Eolian Harp

The compelling poem “The Eolian Harp’ written by Samuel Coleridge is a poem of medium length, yet by no means a straight forward poem. Its message and ideals are elevated and hidden through Coleridge’s subtle capitalization of words, the pantheism riddled across the poem, and allusions of mythology and bible verses. However, this poem of wind, nature, music, and God is one of the most beautiful poems of the Romantic era because of its superior poetic usage of terms. The Eolian Harp in a brief overview...

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Poetry and Strong Human Spirit

A strong human spirit is essential for an imaginative journey to flow through our mind. The success is the journey that is being taken not the destination. This can be expressed through the poems “Frost at Midnight and Kubla Khan,” by Sammuel Taylor Coleridge and “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou that see the journey as the success not the outcome and that their strong human spirit allowed them to go on the journey. In the poem “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou the poet expresses her journey through being...

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Poetry Analysis - Coleridge, Tennyson, Hopkins, and Wordsworth

years. Samuel Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” is a Romantic ballad in seven parts, with fairly regular quatrains. Its short sentence structure develops steady movement, allowing to the reader’s engagement to grow as the tale progresses and the speaker’s message is unveiled. The tetrameter structure reveals an explanation of the title; the Ancient Mariner orally recites his tale, teaching a universal lesson on nature’s value and the earth’s deserving of respect. Coleridge uses both...

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BRITISH LITERATURE From 19th Century U

LITERATURE (from 19th cent. up to now) ROMANTICISM (first half of 19th cent.) • Romantic poetry – two generations: • „Lake school“ (Wordsworth, Coleridge) • Byron, Shelley, Keats • Romantic novel – historical novel (Sir Walter Scott) – gothic novel, horror (Mary Shelley) The Lake Poets The Lyrical Ballads William Wordsworth Samuel Taylor Coleridge The second generation George Gordon Byron: Childe Harold´s Pilgrimage Percy Bysshe Shelley: Ode to the West Wind John Keats: Ode to a Nightingale...

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Imagination in the Poetries of S.T.Coleridge and John Keats

Poems of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and John Keatsclose window The poet's eye, in a fine frenzy rolling, Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven; As imagination bodies forth The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing A local habitation and a name. (5.1.7-12). This stanza taken from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Nights Dream delightfully describes the romantic concept of imagination held by both Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and John...

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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner: Structural Critique

Within the poem considered his most famous work, Samuel Taylor Coleridge uses an abundance of literary devices to contribute to the effect of the poem. “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” contains many elements, each of which enhances the way the poem conveys meaning. The extensive use of alliteration, varying metrical patterns, internal and external rhyme, anaphora, caesura, enjambment, and inversion add to the complexity of the structure and the overall meaning of “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner...

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William Wordsworth

British poet, who spent his life in the Lake District of Northern England. William Wordsworth started with Samuel Taylor Coleridge the English Romantic movement with their collection LYRICAL BALLADS in 1798. When many poets still wrote about ancient heroes in grandiloquent style, Wordsworth focused on the nature, children, the poor, common people, and used ordinary words to express his personal feelings. His definition of poetry as "the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings arising from "emotion...

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New Models of Poetry as Reflected in the Romantic Works of Blake, Wordsworth, and Coleridge

authors focused on creating perfect pieces of literature, and hoped that by some means their work would be considered ‘sublime'. With the coming of the Industrial Revolution and the age of Romanticism, several poets such as Blake, Wordsworth, and Coleridge sought the ‘sublime' within the realms of nature. The Romantics began to create a new model of poetry through focusing on the feelings or subjects of the poets mind instead of traditional methods. Alexander Pope would be considered one of the...

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Kubla Khan Analysis

“Talk about the poem, ‘Kubla Khan’, your opinions of the poem, which part you thought were interesting. Use quotes.” (600~ words) Kubla Khan is a poem written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, supposedly under the influence of opium. The effects of the drug on Coleridge are somewhat reflected in the description of Xanadu (inside the dome). He portrays an area which appears to be tranquil and serene, typical of a drug-induced sensation. Even though the poem doesn’t convey a direct message, its...

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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Analysis

Mariner” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge The poem, “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge is a truly imaginative work utilizing the familiar yet timeless themes of good fortune, the power of Mother Nature, and adventurous voyages over the sea. The Mariner relates the bone-chilling tale of his adventure to a guest at a wedding in his native country. Although the guest succumbs to the Mariner’s tale, he is eager to get to the wedding, which is about to start. Coleridge chose this...

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Characterization of Christabel

The Characterization of Christabel Critics from around the world have put insight into the many ways that “[t]he lovely lady, Christabel” can be characterized (Coleridge 23). Samuel Taylor Coleridge uses many words to describe Christabel, but with literary analysis of “Christabel,” provided by scholars, she can be characterized at a deeper level than the way she is described in the text of the poem. Her description plays role in allowing the reader to relate with her quickly and be able to learn...

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Role of the Imagination for Romantic Poets

The imagination allowed poets to see beyond surface value, to create an external world of existence. It permitted them to see the truth beyond powers of reason and rationality. Samuel Taylor Coleridge in particular was a poet fascinated with the potential and limitless possibilities of the imagination. Coleridge placed considerable emphasis upon the imagination as a focal element within his poetry. He categorised the imagination into two key sectors; the primary imagination and secondary imagination...

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literature

“The Rime of Ancient Mariner” was the most powerful romantic poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Samuel Taylor Coleridge, a leader of the British Romantic movement, was born on October 21, 1772. He was a most romantic England poet who wrote his poems in romantism period. This essay will discuss the story which Ancient Mariner told the wedding guest and some of the moral implications through the study of “The Rime of Ancient Mariner’’. The story which the Ancient Mariner told the wedding guest was...

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Notes on Frankeinstein

haunting feeling. Victor travels away from his family and returns with new pressures. 5. In what ways is Frankenstein a book of emotions and the imagination? Imagination is the living power and the primary agent of all human perception. Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The Romantics believed that art should have themes of great magnitude which could arouse emotional exhilaration in the audience. Frankenstein belongs to the gothic novel and fantasy genre, not realism. As such it has uncanny events, stormy...

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First Generation Romantics

parliamentary reforms, which established a foundation for which still exists in modern day Britain. There were six major Romantics, and they were split into two generations. The first generation consisted of William Blake, William Wordsworth, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The second generation consisted of Percy Bysshe, John Keats, and George Gordon, Lord Byron. These poets were considered old-fashionedbecause they were the first to experiment with this style of writing. There was no one before them, so for...

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Kubla Khan and Its Relation to Romanticism

'Kubla Khan,' by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, is one of the most enigmatic and ambiguous pieces of literature ever written. Allegedly written after a laudanum (an opiate) induced dream, the author claims to have been planning a two hundred to three hundred line poem before he got interrupted by a 'man from Porlock,' after which he had forgotten nearly all of his dream. This may have been merely an excuse, and the poem was scorned at the time for having no poetic value, one critic even going so far as...

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What do you find most striking about the poem Kubla Khan?

Khan?''Works of imagination should be written in very plain language; the more purely imaginative they are the more necessary it is to be plain.'' - Samuel Taylor Coleridge. In this essay I am going to discuss one of the most famous and very striking poem Kubla Khan which was written by Coleridge. The poem is about the nature of creativity. Coleridge describes the dome of pleasure which he sees in his dream while he is opium- induced. While he was sick, doctor prescribed a drug that made him drowsy...

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How Is “This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison” Reflective of Romantic Ideologies?

Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem, “This Lime-tree bower my prison” is one of the most quoted examples of romanticism. Throughout the three stanzas, many romantic ideologies can be identified including aspects such as the romantic’s view towards nature, the power of the imagination and the emphasis on the individual. Romanticism emerged against a time of increased urbanisation and industrialisation, where people sought instead an immersion in nature instead. Coleridge’s poem exemplifies many of...

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Biblical Symbolism in "Rime of the Ancient Mariner"

Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," written in 1797, has been widely discussed throughout literary history. Although critics have come up with many different interpretations of this poem, one idea that has remained prevalent throughout these discussions is the apparent religious symbolism present throughout this poem. "The Ancient Mariner" contains natural, gothic, and biblical symbolism; however, the religious and natural symbolism, which coincide with one another,...

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Femme Fatale

but Geraldine is the epitome of the seductive, charming female vampire. No one, man or woman, can escape her charm once they have been hypnotized by her powerful gaze and entranced by her fierce beauty. Works Cited Coleridge, Samuel Taylor. “Christabel.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Selected Poetry. 1816. New York, 1996. 101-120....

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Kubla Khan -

“Kubla Khan” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge is a poem about the creative powers of the poetic mind. Through the use of vivid imagery Coleridge reproduces a paradise-like vision of the landscape and kingdom created by Kubla Khan. The poem changes to the 1st person narrative and the speaker then attempts to recreate a vision he saw. Through the description of the visions of Kubla Khan’s palace and the speaker’s visions the poem tells of the creation of an enchanting beautiful...

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The French Revolution and Nature

capability to accomplish things that had only previously been matters of thought. However this glorious Revolution soon showed signs of weakness and was eventually marked a failure by the Jacobin “Reign of Terror”, resulting in William Wordsworth and Samuel Coleridge facing profound disillusionment with man. This essay explores the way in which these poets turned their loyalties to Nature, viewing her as the true superior that could achieve in her society what man could not in his. It begins by addressing...

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Critical Analysis of Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"

Samuel Taylor Coleridge presents a complex web of themes and symbols within the seemingly simple plot line of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. The story of the seafarer with the 'glittering eye' (1.13) and his puzzling tale at sea told to an unwilling listener, the Wedding Guest, unfolds into a multifaceted array of planned sequences, heavy religious undertones, and hints at a biographical account of Coleridge's past. If one reads The Rime of the Ancient Mariner simply as a tale at sea, the poem...

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Gothic Fiction and Geraldine

A Unique Analysis of “Christabel” In the year 1797 economic troubles filled the land and society of England. An era previously known for romantic/traditional literature, writers such as Samuel Taylor Coleridge, began entertaining other forms. Samuel Taylor Coleridge took to the innovative gothic genre with his poem “Christabel”. The poem “Christabel” is a two part poem containing numerous gothic elements, paired with various literary devices to convey a vampire-esque theme. These gothic characteristics...

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Tok Essay -- Emotions vs Reason

TOK Essay Reasoning and Emotions and the quest for Knowledge 19th century English philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge claimed that “deep thinking is attainable only by a person of deep feeling”, thereby implying that emotions, or “deep feeling”, play a key role in the quest for knowledge and the ability to reason, or, the ability to think deeply. However, day after day I am confronted with evidence contradicting his statement, and, although I do my best not to have biased perception, I do not...

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GBTWYCF Essay

around them. This is evident in the three texts, Go Back to Where you Came From a docu-reality show which aired on SBS in 2011, Alice in Wonderland a film composed by Danny Elfman in 2010 and This Lime-tree Bower my Prison a poem written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1797. Within each of these texts discoveries are shown to be sudden and unexpected or deliberate and planned, confronting and provocative, and lead to new values and stimulate new ideas. Various cinematic and literary techniques are used...

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Romanticism in English Poetry

from the country to the cities, the Napoleon final battle of Waterloo in 1815 left many soldiers unemployed, and many social problems took over these years (Peterloo massacre, 1819). In literature, poets wanted a revolution too, Wordsworth and Coleridge changed the way poetry was conceived in contrast with the period that came before, the Augustan Age. A change in the vocabulary used in the poems, much simpler than in the Augustans. Now, emotions were important, the feelings and the imagination...

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Kubla Khan

"Kubla Khan" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge is a poem about the creative powers of the poetic mind. Through the use of vivid imagery Coleridge reproduces a paradise-like vision of the landscape and kingdom created by Kubla Khan. The poem changes to the 1st person narrative and the speaker then attempts to recreate a vision he saw. Through the description of the visions of Kubla Khan's palace and the speaker's visions the poem tells of the creation of an enchanting beautiful world as the result of...

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Christian and Biblical References Hidden Within “the Rime of the Ancient Mariner”

“The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” Christian and Biblical references have been involved in the craft of writing since the birth of religion; or at earliest, the composition of the Bible. Biblical Symbolism in “Rime of the Ancient Mariner” Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem, which was written in 1797, has been widely discussed throughout literary history. Although critics have come up with many different interpretations of this poem, one idea that has remained prevalent throughout these discussions...

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Elements of Romantic Poetry

Romantics favored more natural, emotional and personal artistic themes. The romantics of the era were painters, philosophers and poets. But the fame of this era lies with the poets. Such as Wordsworth and Coleridge, the renowned poets of this era. Other popular poets were Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Blake, John Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley Lord Byron. Romanticism, according to these poets mainly was all about unabashed emotions. Wordsworth in his preface to the lyrical ballads defined romantic...

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A Sensual Experience: an Explication of “Rime of the Ancient Mariner”

A Sensual Experience: An Explication Of “Rime Of The Ancient Mariner” In what has been arguably identified as the beginning of the Romantic Movement, Samuel Taylor Coleridge partnered with a close friend, William Wordsworth to put together a collection of poems titled Lyrical Ballads. One piece, in particular, is considered one of Coleridge’s most famous works. In the poem titled, “Rime Of The Ancient Mariner,” a tale is told by a third person persona from the perspective of the poem’s protagonist...

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Duality in Coleridge's Christabel

Morality in Christabel In “Christabel,” Samuel Taylor Coleridge addresses the issues of human nature and morality by portraying Christabel and Geraldine as both good and evil while at the same time never allowing one’s morals to outweigh or appear superior to the others. At first glance, it appears to the reader that Christabel is the picture of piety and that Geraldine is an evil, beautiful witch. However, upon further examination, the reader can see that neither Christabel nor Geraldine are...

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On what account does Coleridge attack Wordsworth's views on poetic diction

Wordsworth and Coleridge came together early in life. It was in 1796, that they were frequently together, and out of their mutual discussion arose the various theories which Wordsworth embodied in his Preface to the Lyrical Ballads, and which he tried to put into practice in the poems. Coleridge claimed credit for these theories and said they were, “half the child of his brain.” But later on, his views underwent a change, he no longer agreed with Wordsworth’s theories, and so criticised them in Chapter...

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Definitions of somes literary terms

suggest, not just for their obvious meanings. 43-Arcadianism: Content yourself with what you have, don’t want more. C. Authors and their works 1-“Gulliver’s travels”/”The battle of books”--- Jonathan Swifttravel”--- 2-“Pamela”(picaresque)--- Samuel Richardson”/ ‘’Clarissa’’--- 3-“Robinson crusoe”--- Daniel Defoe 4-“Joseph Andrews”(picaresque novel)--- Henry Fielding”--- 5-“Annus mirabilis”--- John Dryden 6-“Utopia”--- St. Thomas Moore 7-“Jack Wilton” (Pamphlet)--- Thomas Nash 8-“volpone”/”Every...

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Poezija

Literature.” (Essay) Retrieved December 11, 2012 on the World Wide Web: http://bookstove.com/poetry/the-function-of-nature-in-18th-century-vs-romantic-period-literature/ “The writer, poet, critic, journalist, essayist, scholar, and lexicographer Samuel Johnson (1709-84) reaffirmed ideals and deplored the increasing interest among writers in the primitive, exotic, and antiquated, in simple folk and their traditional literature, in country life and the beauties of nature; and in human emotion and...

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Victorian Period

important poet of the romantic period) exemplifies the importance of emotion and the individual, stating “Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings.” It was the publication of a collection of poems by William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge called lyrical ballads that pushed the Romantic period forward. One of Coleridge’s more popular poems called Kubla Khan represents the romantic period well, the name referring to the ancient Mongol emperor. The first half of the poem...

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The Romantic Movement in English Literature

liberty, and national pride. Romanticism dominated English literature throughout the 19th century. Romantic poetry, in particular, is among the most important work of the period. Notable Romantic poets from Britain include William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Blake, Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and John Keats. Common themes in their work include religious fervor, nature, Ancient Greek aesthetics, and emotional response to beauty. Romantic novels were also popular in 19th century Britain...

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Kubla Khan S.T. Coleridge

ultimately unsatisfactory -- not because it is "wrong", but rather because it imposes too rigorously schematic a meaning on the poem and presupposes a theoretical precision beyond Coleridge's grasp in 1797. Since Kubla Khan was composed well before Coleridge had worked out, even in outline, the major tenets of his critical theory, it is impossible to see how it can properly be interpreted as an illustration and symbolic embodiment of critical principles that had not yet been formulated. This is not to...

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Pre-Romanticism

remained childless, she was illiterate - She made a living by selling his paintings Samuel Taylor Coleridge - obsessed with metaphor, use of symbols - Kubla Khan - Dreaming visions, fragmentary thoughts  force us to use our own imagination - Keen readers should read everything – because of a lot of references in his poetry - Pleasure atmosphere; symbols – moon = forecast of sth tragic, sun = positive - Coleridge – The Prince of the Ancient Mariner (negative symbol – killing of the albatross) ...

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The Early Romantic Era: the Second Greatest Romantic Era in English Literature

happened in intellectual life and literature. Particularly in literature, Romantic writing is mostly poetry. For the changes occurred in almost all aspects of life, the literature fields also were expected to transform especially by Wordsworth and Coleridge. They wanted to contrast the poetic language and theme with the Augustan Age. When Augustans thought that feelings and imagination were dangerous, Romantics thought that reason and intellect, as Augustans was concerned, were dangerous. They were...

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William Wordsworth: a Man of Men

was a tremendous contribution to his success; she encouraged his writing and looked after their daily life (Abrams, 1368). During this time, Wordsworth would meet the single most influential person in his apprenticeship, Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Wordsworth and Coleridge were ultimately brought together over their shared historical conviction towards the Enlightenment in which they would explore through their poetry (Sisken). This collaboration would encourage Wordsworth in developing his travel...

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compare and contrast the renaissance with the middle ages

Cloud) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Wandered_Lonely_as_a_Cloud Willam wordsworth wrote Lyrical Ballads with Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Lyrical Ballads is a collection of poems. Its first edition was first published in the 1798. ‘The most of the poems in Lyricall ballads were written by wordsworth , four poems were contributed by Coleridge including his most poem ‘The Rime of Ancient Mariner.’’ The Lyrical ballad is said to have begun the...

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2. Samuel Taylor Coleridge 3. William Blake 4. Lord Byron 5. Percy Shelley 6. John Keats XIII) William Wordsworth A. 1770-1850 1. Wrote a collection of a. Lyrical Ballads B. Married Childhood Friend a. Mary Hutchinson b. Had five children C. Career Began in 1793 D. Made references to natural beauty in a. “ I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” b. “The World is too Much with Us” XIV) Samuel Taylor Coleridge...

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