Biographia Literaria, or, Biographical Sketches of My Literary Life and Opinions Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Chapter I

• Coleridge was first published at 23, when he wrote a book of poems he says were juvenile.

• Coleridge says that he received a classical education and is well-read.

Chapter II

• Coleridge says that writers are less skilled now than they once were, and language has changed since the days of Chaucer and Gower.

• Coleridge says his greatest downfall is that he is indifferent to criticism.

Chapter III

• Coleridge claims critics are responsible for the majority of his reputation, but most are harsh and unqualified.

• Robert Southey was an author who experimented with all forms of literary style.

Chapter IV

• Wordsworth is described by Coleridge as a literary genius.

• Coleridge thinks that literary genius can be shown through diction and syntax.

Chapter V

• Coleridge believes there are always men who view their own nature as a problem.

• The five agents that link ideas are connection in time, connection...

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