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An Analysis of Kubla Khan

Summary: Creates a link between the poem of "Kubla Khan" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and his poetics.
Kubla Khan is a poem composed in a state of "reverie", in fact, in its subtitle, it is described as "a vision in a dream" and the preface specifies that it was written in a sleep of 3 hours.

But, although the presence of these details seems to reveal that, Kubla Khan is not a dream-poem, in any formal sense. For Coleridge, dreams and poem have a logic, he organizes very well his works and also Kubla Khan is a consequence of the reconstruction of his dream.

It is difficult to understand what the poem is about. Kubla Khan seems to be a poem about poetry and creation in the first part where there is a mixture of rational and instinct. The second part signs the victory of the power of imagination. This concept is tied to Coleridge's manifesto in the Biographia Literaria, in which he...

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