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  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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    Samuel Taylor Coleridge The French and American Revolutions had an enormous impact on the early Romantic thinkers like Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. The aristocracies that had been controlling Europe were beginning to fall, the middle class began to grow and power was increasingly falling into the hands of the common people. This may explain why the poetry that Coleridge and Wordsworth produced was aimed at the common man, rather than the educated aristocrats. This meant a

  • “Love” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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    The poem “Love” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge has many different literary devices that make it such a great romantic piece of work. Things like syntax, theme, tone, metaphors, imagery and personification are just a few devices that help make this poem popular. Syntax in this poem is very obvious. In poetry, word order may be shifted around to meet emphasis, to heighten the connection between two words, or to pick up on specific implications or traditions. The syntax in this poem can be shown in each

  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge: English Poet

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    Over the years great writers have influenced literature in many ways from Shakespeare to Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Coleridge was a groundbreaking poet whose idea of poetry remains the standard by which others in English are tried. He was notably responsible for new German demanding philosophy. His talks about imagination remain the component of institutional criticism. All the while his infrequent notations on language helped develop Cambridge English in the 1920s. He is described as a literary critic

  • Frost of Midnight by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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    Frost of Midnight by Samuel Taylor Coleridge In Samuel Taylor Coleridge's, "Frost of Midnight", he breaks away from his typical sullen and some what depressing tone, but keeps in line with the themes of the Romantic period. In "Frost of Midnight" Coleridge presents imagery and focuses on nature, but the most obvious theme is his focus on himself and his feelings towards his son. Coleridge writes his poem as if he is telling a story. He goes into a dream like state. In the first paragraph

  • Christable by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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    Written by Samuel Coleridge in 1797, the union of Christabel and Geraldine, two women, was something uncommon to write about in the eighteenth century. By applying a gothic setting in his poem “Christabel”, it allowed Coleridge to explore the darker themes of sensuality, producing a distancing device to render the power of sexual and sinful actions. Christabel is also a reflection of Coleridge as he tried to seek a companionship and a relationship with someone who would give him a purpose in his

  • Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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    “Kubla Khan” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge “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

  • Treatment of Nature by William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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    William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge had vastly different writing styles as well as opinions of the material they treated in their writing. One of the primary differences between the two is how each treats nature in his work. Wordsworth, in his self-proclaimed writing like the common man, often expresses a nostalgic appreciation for nature, as can be seen in “Tintern Abbey”. On the other hand, Coleridge’s character, the mariner from “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” scorns nature and only

  • Critical Analysis of William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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    Critical Analysis of William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge spearheaded a philosophical writing movement in England in the late 18th and early 19th century. Although Wordsworth and S.T. Coleridge are often considered the fathers of the English Romantic movement, their collective theologies and philosophies were often criticized but rarely taken serious by the pair of writers due to their illustrious prestige as poets. The combined effort

  • Symbols in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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    In this essay, I will be examining some of the symbols in Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem, 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.'; Symbols were very important in this poem. Without the symbols, 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'; would be simply a poem about an old mariner who is telling a story about killing a bird to a guest at a wedding. Of course, anyone who reads the poem can see that there is more to it than just a simple telling of a story. The first symbol in the poem is the wedding that the guest

  • The Relationship Between Nature and Love in The Aeolian Harp by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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    Relationship Between Nature and Love in The Aeolian Harp by Samuel Taylor Coleridge "The Aeolian Harp," by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, has puzzled modern critics. The poem has many different readings, all of which are justifiable. "The Aeolian Harp" was composed on August 20, 1795. "This was a short period when Coleridge was happy in his approaching marriage (Harper)." "SARA" is the young lady he is supposed to soon marry. Throughout this poem Coleridge "speaks to his wife" (Wayne 73) showing his undying