Kubla Khan - Anirudh Kulkarni Mrs. Derrow 24 February 2010...

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Anirudh Kulkarni Mrs. Derrow 24 February 2010 Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge The title of the poem, Kubla Khan , is intended to create a majestic powerful feeling inside the reader’s mind. Coleridge will later use attack this majestic and powerful feeling that the reader gets, so at the start, Coleridge is setting up the reader for an attack. Samuel Taylor Coleridge is the co-author of Lyrical Ballads , therefore we know that he is in favor of nature of the egoistical mankind. Therefore before we read this poem, we can infer that somewhere in it, Coleridge will praise nature to some other intangible idea. The poem starts off by describing Xanadu, a palace of Kubla Khan. Coleridge calls this palace the pleasure dome and continues describing it by introducing a river that flows by the palace. There are beautiful trees, forests, and streams nearby. At this point it seems as though these two worlds are in perfect harmony, but soon the reader will realize that this is not the case. Then Coleridge further describes the river as a violent and powerful entity. It thrashes through caverns and caves. The scene then shifts to Kubla Khan who views the powerfulness of nature
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2010 for the course BIO 3243 taught by Professor Drem during the Spring '10 term at Amarillo College.

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