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Coleridge was one of the key founders of the Romantic tradition of English poetry and he, like his contemporaries was fascinated by the relationship between poetry and the other arts, including music. Like Beethoven, Coleridge believed that art was not about charting landscapes, or happenings, or the natural world in its seasons, but about the interrelationship between the external world and human consciousness.
From what I can gather it seems that the Ancient Mariner has upon the whole been an injury to the volume, I mean that the old words and the strangeness of it have deterred readers from going on.
If the volume should come to a second Edition I would put in its place some little things which would be more likely to suit the common taste. This volume is often seen as the publication that marked the beginning of the English Romantic movement in literature. Coleridge is also famous for his lifelong battle with laudanum, a tincture of opium and a potent narcotic.
And the relationship between his wild, creative imagination and his drug-taking has been much discussed. In a letter to Joseph Cottle in AprilColeridge wrote: Coleridge described having fallen into an opium-induced sleep. He writes of himself in the third person: At this moment he was unfortunately called out by a person on business from Porlock, and detained by him above an hour, and on his return to his room found, to his no small surprise and mortification, that though he still retained some vague and dim recollection of the general purport of the vision, yet, with the exception of some eight or ten scattered lines and images, all the rest had passed away like the images on the surfaces of a stream into which a stone has been cast, but alas!
A neighbour told of a dream to Wordsworth, who relayed it to Coleridge. Writers draw on experience, of course, but their writings also shape their experience. The poem is divided into seven parts: The Wedding guest, the voyage, stuck in ice, he kills the albatross.
The Mariner stops a wedding guest and insists on telling him his story. The ship sails south to the equator. The wedding guest hears the music of wedding beginning and tries to leave.
A storm hits the ship and drives them south where they become stuck in ice. An albatross appears and is befriended by the crew. A south wind blows up and takes them northward.
The Mariner kills the albatross with his crossbow. They suffer punishment for his crime and are becalmed. The crew at first condemn him for the killing but when the fog dissipates they commend him.
They sail north and become becalmed at the equator. They suffer from agonising thirst. A spirit follows them under the ship nine fathoms down.
A skeleton ship comes, and its ghastly crew gambles for their souls.The Bard. A Pindaric Ode. Advertisement.
The following Ode is founded on a Tradition current in Wales, that EDWARD the First, when he compleated the conquest of Historical Sketch of the English Pindaric Ode. The popular notion is that the poet Cowley () was the first man to write Pindaric Odes in English.
An English poet and the sister of Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Their father, Gabriele Rossetti, was a political asylum seeker from Naples, and their mother, Frances Polidori, was the sister of Lord Byron's friend and physician, John William Polidori.
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Numéro Cinq‘s capo di tutti capi, Douglas Glover, reprints his stellar essay on writing, “The Novel as a Poem.” I can say from personal experience this remains one of the most influential and important essays on writing I’ve ever read. RALPH WALDO EMERSON. N1ne years after Bryant, Emerson was born.
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