On Donne's Poetry

By Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1772–1834
With Donne, whose muse on dromedary trots,
Wreathe iron pokers into true-love knots;
Rhyme's sturdy cripple, fancy's maze and clue,
Wit's forge and fire-blast, meaning's press and screw.

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Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1772–1834

POET’S REGION England

SCHOOL / PERIOD Romantic

Subjects Activities, Poetry & Poets, Arts & Sciences, Jobs & Working

Poetic Terms Alliteration, Imagery, Metaphor, Couplet

 Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge is the premier poet-critic of modern English tradition, distinguished for the scope and influence of his thinking about literature as much as for his innovative verse. Active in the wake of the French Revolution as a dissenting pamphleteer and lay preacher, he inspired a brilliant generation of writers and attracted the patronage of progressive men of the rising middle class. As William Wordsworth’s . . .

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SUBJECT Activities, Poetry & Poets, Arts & Sciences, Jobs & Working

POET’S REGION England

SCHOOL / PERIOD Romantic

Poetic Terms Alliteration, Imagery, Metaphor, Couplet

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Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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