The Dungeon - Key Quotes

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1. 'Till he relent, and can no more endure To be a jarring and dissonant thing ... His angry spirit healed and harmonised By the benignant touch of love and beauty.' Is Coleridge's summation that nature should be used in the rehabilitation of prisoners.

  • False, Coleridge believed that religion was the best way to rehabilitate prisoners.
  • True. Although the Romantic movement did also advocate religion as a tool for rehabilitating prisoners.
  • False, Coleridge didn't believe in rehabilitation.
  • False, it simply supports the romantic belief that nature posses restorative powers, Coleridge did't believe in its use to rehabilitate prisoners.
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2. Finish the quote: 'Poor brother...'

  • '... most innocent, perhaps'
  • '... this is the process of our love and wisdom'
  • '... who offends against us'
  • '... poor victim!'

3. 'Merciful God?' can be seen as ironic because...

  • All of these things.
  • It ambiguously extends the previous question whilst subtly questioning god's status as omni-benevolent.
  • Coleridge's use of punctuation questions god's mercy.
  • Coleridge's use of lexicon and punctuation reminds a religious audience - at the time - that a system based on the bible is entirely devoid of God and religious teachings.

4. The type of alliteration used in, 'parching poverty' to emphasise the horrific conditions of 18th century prisons is called what?

  • Consonance.
  • Fricative alliteration.
  • Plosive alliteration.
  • Assonance.

5. Which techniques are present in the quote, 'Thy melodies of woods, and winds and, waters'?

  • All three as well as personification.
  • Tule of three.
  • Alliteration
  • Assonance


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