Section I: Ancient Texts, Medieval Literature, Shakespearean Sonnets, Romanticism, and Victorian Literature.

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Question # 11: Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem "Kubla Khan" is a clear representation of his interest in experimentation both in art and life, as well as, his fascination with the supernatural. Through elements of the sublime, an emphasis placed on nature and the fusing of form with music The poem captures these notions through elements of the sublime, nature and the fusing of form with music; key features associated with the Romantic ideals. One point worth mentioning is that " Kubla Khan" much like Wordsworth's " Tintern Abbey" places a great deal of emphasis on " the deterioration of ruins, the passage of time, as well as nature taking its course" ( class notes). Ideals that where appreciated by the Romantics, as they loved nature and return to it over time. Nature as well as the notion of the sublime are very much representational, in Casper David Friedrich's painting "The Eternal Wanderer" as the art piece depicts a high class gentlemen (clearly distinguished by his state of dress) overlooking a precipice but never going any further; aspects of the sublime, which are also f...

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