A professional poet, usually employed by a nobleman to perform songs and relate news.
impulsive, unpredictable, or subject to sudden change
having to do with the cedar tree or wood from a cedar tree
a belt or sash
A poem in which the speaker holds a one-sided dialogue with another person, who listens silently.
a fretted, stringed musical instrument played by plucking or strumming the strings
From the Greek god of the winds, Aeolus: having to do with the wind.
friendly or cheerful
A small group of trees, sometimes considered a sacred place by nature-focused religions.
well-lighted or lit up; illuminated; shining with an inner light
A short poem possessing the qualities of a song. Lyric poems usually express the speaker's emotions and personal feelings.
A large, massive, and symmetrically-framed dog; mastiffs are often used as guard dogs.
A feeling of deep sadness, sometimes described as depression in modern terms.
A small brown bird with a red tail that often sings at night as well as day.
A rhyming poem dedicated to a specific subject, usually written with a serious or dignified tone.
a highly valued riding horse in the Middle Ages
In England, a literary and artistic movement of the 18th century which focused on the imagination, nature, strong emotions, and often the supernatural. Romantic poets were known both for experimenting with poetic forms and for writing much of their verse in common, everyday language on mundane (rather than lofty and noble) subjects.
A fourteen-line poem holding to a particular rhyme scheme.
In poetry, the voice which is telling the story or creating the lines is the speaker. While not always identified with the author, in Coleridge's very autobiographical verse, the speaker is often easily identified with Coleridge himself.
established as a habit; customary
Coleridge’s Poems Questions and Answers
The Question and Answer section for Coleridge’s Poems is a great
resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The power and the majesty of nature is a theme that pervades Dejection. The speaker begins his first stanza by his anticipation, foreshadowed by the moon, will bring a powerful storm that will brake him out of his paralyzed emotional state. The...