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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Kubla Khan, Christabel, and the Conversation Poems

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Collected together in this collection are the most famous of all the poems written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. This includes the following: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Kubla Khan, Christabel, The Eolian Harp, Reflections on having left a Place of Retirement, This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison, Frost at Midnight, Fears in Solitude, The Nightingale, Dejection: An Ode, The P ...more
Paperback, 84 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by Digireads.com
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Stephen
Aug 14, 2013 Stephen rated it liked it
Coleridge's imagination is difficult because it is at once expansive and constrained. His images are vivid realizations, but they are almost always brought down by moralizing sentiments that overdetermine his voice. A notable exception is The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, in which the need to moralize or attribute undue cause amid the reality of suffering is itself the theme of the poem. Here the images are actually sharpened and actualized to unbearable clarity by the moralizing tone which is it ...more
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Shelves: poetry, classics, 2012
Some classic poetry, I decided that if I was going to try Coleridge I should stick to the most famous ones!

It's hard for me to write about poetry without sounding like an A Level student so I shall just say that there is something about The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan which transports me, imaginative and atmospheric.
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge was an English poet, critic, and philosopher who was, along with his friend William Wordsworth, one of the founders of the Romantic Movement in England and one of the Lake Poets. He is probably best known for his poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan, as well as his major prose work Biographia Literaria.
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