Dejection: An Ode

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  • Dejection: An Ode
  • Definitions:
    • dejection
      • sad and depressed state
      • ode
        • expression of emotion
  • Themes
    • Dissatifaction
    • Love
    • Nature
  • Coleridge shaped and edited this verse letter into one of his most famous poems, which he could publish and show his friends.
  • The poem was originally titled 'A Letter to Sara Hutchinson'
  • Influenced by a poem about a sailor who drowns similarly to 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'
  • "If the bard was weather-wise"
  • "A grief without a pang"
  • "Yon crescent Moon […] starless lake of blue"
  • "I see, not feel, how beautiful they are!"
  • "The passion and the life, whose fountains are within"
  • "Ours is her wedding garment, ours her shroud."
  • "This beautiful and beauty-making power. // Joy, virtuous Lady! Joy"
  • "A new Earth and new Heaven"
  • "viper thoughts, that coil around my mind // Reality's dark dream."
  • "Listen to the wind […] What a scream"


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