Fragment 7: When Hope but made Tranquillity be felt

By Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1772–1834

When Hope but made Tranquillity be felt—
A Flight of Hopes for ever on the wing
But made Tranquillity a conscious Thing—
And wheeling round and round in sportive coil
Fann'd the calm air upon the brow of Toil—

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Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1772–1834

POET’S REGION England

SCHOOL / PERIOD Romantic

Subjects Activities, Jobs & Working

Poetic Terms Imagery, 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, Jobs & Working

POET’S REGION England

SCHOOL / PERIOD Romantic

Poetic Terms Imagery, Couplet

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Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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