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  • Coleridge's Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
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    English lyrical poet, critic, and philosopher, whose LYRICAL BALLADS, written with William Wordsworth, started the English Romantic movement. Although Coleridge's poetic achievement was small in quantity, his metaphysical anxiety, anticipating modern existentialism, has gained him reputation as an authentic visionary. Shelley called him "hooded eagle among blinking owls."The influence of Coleridge, like that of Bentham, extends far beyond those who share in the peculiarities of his religious or ...
  • Coleridge's Own Voice
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    Coleridge and the Explosion of Voice Coleridge is so often described in terms which are akin to the word, "explosive", and by all accounts he was at times an unusually dynamic, charismatic and unpredictable person. His writings themselves could also be termed "explosive" merely from their physical form; a fragmented mass, some pieces finished but most not, much of his writing subject to procrastination or eventual change of mind. Today I want to address a moment in his life which produced, as Ri...
  • William Wordsworth
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    William Wordsworth was born April 7, 1770, in Cockermouth, Cumberland, to John and Anne (Cookson). Wordsworth, the second of their five children. His father was a law agent and rent collector for Lord Lonsdale, and the family was fairly well off. After his mother's death in 1778 he was sent to Hawks head Grammar School, near Windermere; in 1787 he went up to St. John's College, Cambridge. He enjoyed hiking: during the "long" (i. e., summer) vacation of 1788 he tramped around Cumberland county; t...
  • Majority Of Coleridge's And Wordsworth's Work
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    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 in the Lyrical Ballads catapulted their names into the mainstream of wr...
  • William Wordsworth And Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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    The development of poetic theory in the 18th and 19th century England was greatly influenced by the movement between the Enlightenment period to the Romantic period. The Enlightenment was a movement of thought and belief concerned with the interrelated ideas of God, reason, nature, and man that claimed wide assent among the intellectuals in 17th and 18th century Europe. It attacked the fundamental beliefs and practices of European society. It was also known as the age of reason as people were co...
  • Friendship Between Coleridge And Wordsworth
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    A Comparison Of Coleridge'S Rationalism To Wordsworth " SA Comparison Of Coleridge'S Rationalism To Wordsworth'S Liberalism All friendships grow and nurture each other through time. The friendship between Coleridge and Wordsworth allowed for a special relationship of both criticism and admiration to develop. As their friendship matured, they would play important roles in each other's works, culminating in their joint publication of Lyrical Ballads, which is said to mark the beginning of the Roma...

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