Kubla Khan | Critical Essay by Richard Gerber

This literature criticism consists of approximately 31 pages of analysis & critique of Kubla Khan.
This section contains 9,179 words
(approx. 31 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Richard Gerber

Critical Essay by Richard Gerber

SOURCE: Gerber, Richard. “Keys to ‘Kubla Khan.’” English Studies 44, no. 5 (October 1963): 321-41.

In the following essay, Gerber traces a “fundamental dialectic principle” in “Kubla Khan,” featured in a coalescence of references to Kubla and the Roman mother-goddess Cybele, as well as in the structure of the poem itself.

In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure-dome decree: Where Alph, the sacred river, ran Through caverns measureless to man           Down to a sunless sea. So twice five miles of fertile ground With walls and towers were girdled round: And there were gardens bright with sinuous rills, Where blossomed many an incense-bearing tree; And here were forests ancient...

(read more)

This section contains 9,179 words
(approx. 31 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Richard Gerber
Follow Us on Facebook