Fragment 3: Come, come thou bleak December wind

By Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1772–1834
Come, come thou bleak December wind,
And blow the dry leaves from the tree!
Flash, like a Love-thought, thro' me, Death
And take a Life that wearies me.

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Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1772–1834

POET’S REGION England

SCHOOL / PERIOD Romantic

Subjects Death, Weather, Trees & Flowers, Winter, Nature, Disappointment & Failure, Living

Poetic Terms Rhymed Stanza, Imagery

 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 Death, Weather, Trees & Flowers, Winter, Nature, Disappointment & Failure, Living

POET’S REGION England

SCHOOL / PERIOD Romantic

Poetic Terms Rhymed Stanza, Imagery

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Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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