Fragment 9: The Netherlands

By Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1772–1834

Water and windmills, greenness, Islets green;—
Willows whose Trunks beside the shadows stood
Of their own higher half, and willowy swamp:—
Farmhouses that at anchor seem'd—in the inland sky
The fog-transfixing Spires—
Water, wide water, greenness and green banks,
And water seen—

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Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1772–1834

POET’S REGION England

SCHOOL / PERIOD Romantic

Subjects Architecture & Design, Landscapes & Pastorals, Seas, Rivers, & Streams, Nature, Arts & Sciences, Trees & Flowers

Poetic Terms Imagery, Pastoral

 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 Architecture & Design, Landscapes & Pastorals, Seas, Rivers, & Streams, Nature, Arts & Sciences, Trees & Flowers

POET’S REGION England

SCHOOL / PERIOD Romantic

Poetic Terms Imagery, Pastoral

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