Coleridge is a British poet, born at Ottery St-Mary, Devon. Educated at Christ’s Hospital and Cambridge, he imbibed revolutionary ideas and left to enlist. His plans with Southey to find a communist society in the USA came to nothing, and he returned instead to teaching and journalism in Bristol.
partly due to opium.
inspiration. His small output of poetry proves his gift, but he is known also for his critical writing, and for theological and politico-sociological works. He died in London.
nothing to its actual composition.
interpenetrates the physical world.
included in the second edition of Lyrical Ballads but was excluded partly because of Wordsworth’s distaste for its strangeness and partly because of Coleridge’s indolence in leaving the poem yet another substantial fragment.
Christabel’s Psyche by the daemonic force represented by Geraldine, but it also allows for a balancing contrast of the two powerful aspects of nature, the sympathetic and the energetic, and for a symbolic investigation of what Coleridge later called “the Terra Incognita of Our Nature”.
argue for interdependency, for wholeness, and for continuity in self-consciousness as the dynamic of human creativity. The shaping spirit of ‘Dejection’ manifests itself throughout Biographia Literaria as the unifying power of the imagination.
fussing them, and ‘Imagination’, which actively moulds, transforms, and strives to bring into unity what it perceives.
generalizing habit of the practical” which he recognizes as the essential characteristics of Hamlet, a figure with whom the poet readily identified.
University Press, 1990.