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Coleridge's Later Poetry

Morton D. Paley


The poems that Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote after his golden period are seldom studied or anthologised. Yet among the poems written after his most famous works are of quality and interest, addressing such universal themes as the nature of the self and the experience of unfulfilled love. This book examines the later verse in the context of Coleridge's oeuvre, discusses what characterises it, and looks at why the poet felt he had to develop distinctively different modes of writing for these works. ‘To William Wordsworth’ is presented as a transitional poem, exhibiting the vatic quality of earli ... More

Keywords: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, To William Wordsworth, The Limbo Constellation, poetry, epitaphs, abyss, self, love

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198186854
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186854.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Morton D. Paley, author
University of California at Berkeley