Kubla Khan Essay | Is the Poem "Kubla Khan" About the Act of Poetic Creation?

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Is the Poem "Kubla Khan" About the Act of Poetic Creation?

Summary: An analysis of the theme of poetic creation in the poem "Kubla Khan" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
Kubla Khan has been described as `a poem about the act of poetic creation.' Using close textual reference, say to what extent you agree with this statement.

"If a man could pass through Paradise in a dream, and have a flower presented to him as a pledge that his soul had really been there, and if he found that flower in his hand when he awoke - Ay! And what then"" Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Anima Poetae

`Kubla Khan', thought to be written in 1797 by Samuel Taylor Coleridge was claimed by the author to be the result of an opium-induced dream. `Kubla Khan' is often subtitled as `A Fragment, A Vision in a Dream', which is seen to reflect the fragmented nature of the dream, and the uncontrollable power of creation and imagination. The poem has been described as...

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