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Lemuel Jimenez Sanders ENGL British Literature 2323 9 February 2016 Kubla Khan Questions 1. Before Coleridge wrote Kubla Khan he was sleep induced by an exceptional amount of opium. What was meant to be a piece containing several hundred lines became but a few. Of those few, however, came to be an interesting romantic piece having a distinct rhyme scheme, varying line lengths, and an intense focus on nature. Coleridge agreed to having the fragment published as a psychological curiosity because the story was in essence only a dream which he could not put down in words. 2. Imagery of the ocean remarkably stand out. Coleridge paints the ocean to be a dark and lifeless location. In line five Coleridge calls it a “sunless sea,” and line twenty-eight a “lifeless sea.” 3. Coleridge’s use of alliteration can be found in almost all of the piece. Interesting places he uses them are lines sixteen, “woman wailing,” thirty-three, “mingled measure,” and forty-four, “deep delight.” Coleridge uses alliteration in these lines to incorporate some
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