• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• Wordsworth is described by Coleridge as a literary genius.
• Coleridge thinks that literary genius can be shown through diction and syntax.
• 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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