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Romanticism and the Self-Conscious Poem$
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Michael O'Neill

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780198122852

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122852.001.0001

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‘That Dome in Air’: Coleridge

‘That Dome in Air’: Coleridge

(p.62) 3 ‘That Dome in Air’: Coleridge
Romanticism and the Self-Conscious Poem

Michael O'Neill

Oxford University Press

This chapter seeks to explore, sometimes to celebrate, the forms taken by self-consciousness in Coleridge's poetry, especially self-consciousness about the fact and act of poetic creation. It combats a reductive tendency in recent accounts of Coleridge — a tendency which finds its most trenchant expression in books by Marilyn Butler and Jerome J. McGann. Both parade a would-be liberal rationalism which implicitly denies the claims on the reader's imagination and intelligence made by Coleridge's poetry. The chapter debates the assumption lurking in much recent criticism that poetry is an aesthetic lie, a false or fake solution to ‘real’ contradictions.

Keywords:   Coleridge, self-consciousness, poetic creation, Marilyn Butler, J. McGann

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