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Coleridge's Poems Study Guide

by Samuel Coleridge

Coleridge's Poems study guide contains a biography of Samuel Coleridge, literature essays, a complete e-text, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.

This ClassicNotes study guide focuses on the following six poems by Samuel Taylor Coleridge: “Sonnet: To the River,” “Christabel,” Frost at Midnight,” “The Nightingale,” “Kubla Khan,” and “Dejection: An Ode.” The collection of poems in this study guide highlights the various poetic styles of Coleridge (e.g., sonnets, lyric poems, and conversation poems) as well as the familiar motifs and themes that characterize his poetry.

Coleridge is perhaps best known for excelling in the “conversation” style of poetry. In his conversation poems, Coleridge created a one-sided dialogue in which he was the speaker and his family members (such as his son Hartley) and close friends (such as William Wordsworth) were the silent listeners.

The conversation poems…

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