Coleridge's Poems

technique used in the poem dejection an ode to describe the evening

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This is a pretty detailed question. The poem is a poem of paradox. Colridge uses a fine balance between formal and informal language and thematic ideas (like imagination and loss of it). At times the poem is colloquial and relaxed meandering like a creek into eddies and pools of contemplation and thought. At other times the rhyme scheme is controlled and deliberate. Colridge also uses metaphor effectively to illustrate the landscapes of the external world and the poet's internal mind (note the loot as both metaphor for the harp as well as the mind.)