Coleridge's Poems

comment on the theme of the poem dejection:an ode

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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 speaker longs to assimilate the beauty of nature into his own state of depression. The speaker, however, realizes that nature and man are two very different entities. Man does not share the raw power and majesty that nature is made of.