A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for selected works by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, whose work has influenced many poets of the time. Titles in this study guide include Dejection an Ode, Kubla Khan, Christabel, and The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.
As a poet, critic, and philosopher of the early-nineteenth-century, he founded the Romantic Movement in England. Moreover, his poetry was characterized by imagination, passion, and the supernatural.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (; 21 October 177225 July 1834) was an English poet, literary critic, philosopher and theologian who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. He also shared volumes and collaborated with Charles Lamb, Robert Southey, and Charles Lloyd. He wrote the poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan, as well as the major prose work Biographia Literaria. His critical work, especially on William Shakespeare, was highly influential, and he helped introduce German idealist philosophy to English-speaking culture. Coleridge coined many familiar words and phrases, including suspension of disbelief. He had a major influence on Ralph Waldo Emerson and American transcendentalism.