We in ourselves rejoice: Is Samuel Coleridge's idea of emotion, being created within men, connected to the poet's concepts of Imagination and One Life or rather in opposition to them?
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Is Samuel Coleridges idea of emotion, being created within men, connected to the poets concepts of Imagination and One Life or rather in opposition to them? Analyzed on the basis of „The Eolian Harp“, „This Lime-Tree Bower my Prison“, „Frost at Midnight“, „The Nightingale“, and „Dejection: An Ode“. Romantic poets such as Wordsworth, Shelley or Blake were often considered as having an intimate relation to nature, as it is a source for inspiration and joy for the artists who were confronted with a more and more fast-moving and modernized world. While an intimate relation to nature is undeniably present in the selected poetry written by their contemporary Samuel Taylor Coleridge, nature – or more generally speaking, the exterior- being a source of emotion must be questioned in this context. In “Dejection: An Ode”, written in 1802,…[show more]