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<p> Sam Christy 03/28/08 </p> <p> The last ten lines of the Kubla Khan describes the harmony and the power that is involved in the Kubla Khan. The first line of the last ten says “that with music loud and long, I would build that dome in air, that sunny dome! those caves of ice!” I believe that these lines say that the song is all that is needed to build Kubla Khan’s miracle. It also says that the narrator could build it if he could just remember the damsel’s song. The damsel’s song reflects perfect harmony and the secret of creation. It can only be touched for a moment by a human creator, and all our creations reflect a moment of contact or a faded memory of deep reality. If one could only fully grasp the song, they would have the secret to the universe. </p> <p> The next lines say “and all who heard should see them there, and all should cry, Beware! Beware! His flashing eyes, his floating hair!” These lines suggest what power lies in the pure depths of the unconscious, and also suggests why one can only momentarily touch it, and not be able to absorb it. “Beware!
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course ENG 131 taught by Professor Jackwilson during the Spring '08 term at University of Maine Orono .

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