Biographia Literaria, or, Biographical Sketches of My Literary Life and Opinions Topics for Discussion

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What is Coleridge's view of literary critics? How was he treated by them?

Why did Coleridge believe that a man's poetry could reveal something about the character of the man?

Why is Coleridge so concerned with the issue of perception and how the mind processes information? What does this have to do with literature?

What is the purpose of poetry according to Coleridge? How does this relate to philosophy?

What is poetic power? From what does it arise? What are the four characteristics of poeteic power?

Why does Coleridge devote so much time to Wordsworth? What does he see as the source of Wordsworth's genius?

What is Coleridge's reasons for writing the book? What did he hope to accomplish?

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