Samuel Taylor Coleridge's Kubla Khan

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge Samuel Taylor Coleridge was a poet in the Romantic time period in English Literature. His most famous works include Frost at Midnight, The Nightingale, and Kubla Khan. Samuel is still one of the most admired poets in English Romanticism today. He was born in Devonshire, England on October 21, 1776. He died of a heart condition on July 25, 1834 in Highgate. All through his career, Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s writings were influenced by other writers, sickness, and the inspirations that led him to write his poems (Means).
Samuel had many influential people in his life that helped him start and continue to write. When Samuel Coleridge and Robert Southey met they was both interested in poetry, while sharing the same dislike for neo
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In 1816, Samuel wrote a play called “Kubla Khan” which was inspired by opium. Also, “Kubla Khan” was samuel’s third most famous poem. “Kubla Khan” was a dream samuel had while in a log cabin while taking opium. “Kubla Khan” is a poem that talks about supernatural and mystical elements (Means). Kubla Khan contained elements that would shape his life, but was crippled by the use of opium (Herman). Samuel also wrote “The Rime of the ancient Mariner” while under the use of opium. “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” is divided up into seven sections and is also Samuel’s most famous poem, it talks about how a ship’s crew is cursed by one crew member thoughtless action in killing an albatross (Means). In 1802, Coleridge wrote a poem called “Dejection: An Ode” which Samuel talks about his love for Sara Hutchinson and about how awful it is to be married to Sara Fricker. In 1794, Samuel wrote a poem called the “Pantisocracy” which was a form of social organization where everybody was equal. After a few months, the plans for the pantisocracy had fallen through. Samuel wrote “Pantisocracy” to show his dislike for the failure of the system
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