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Samuel Taylor Coleridge poet critic and Works Oxford Epub #223 radical thinker exerted an enormous influence over contemporaries as varied as Wordsworth Southey and Lamb He was also a dedicated reformer and set out to use his reputation as a public speaker and literary philosopher to change the course of English thoughtThis collection represents the best of Coleridge's poetry from The Major Epubevery period of his life particularly his prolific early years which pro Samuel Taylor Coleridge is relevant to theology students in several ways 1 William GT Shedd the noted theologian edited Coleridge's works and taught Coleridge studies at the college level 2 Coleridge represents a sophisticated metaphysical response to Kant and LockeFurther this review might help those homeschoolers in high school who need a handle on Coleridge's technical ideas Coleridge saw himself primarily as a metaphysician He was known rather as a poet His metaphysics is a reaction to albeit never overcoming Kant His primary target though is LockeColeridge’s life was one of struggle He struggled against unfulfilled dreams and physical pain including a heavy use of Laudanum He never achieved the manly power in writing that one finds in Samuel Johnson and Edmund Burke Biographia LitterariaThis was similar to CS Lewis’s Experiment in Criticism long before Lewis wrote In many ways it is even practical Coleridge gives his own impression buttressed by a lifetime of poetry and criticism on what makes for good particularly English poetryVolume 1 is difficult to read but there are a few things to keep in mind Coleridge is attacking the tradition of Locke which sees the mind as passive He wants to argue for an active role in the mind He comes close to Kant but I don’t think he ever really makes the jumpChapter 1Keep words from getting too florid He writes “The rule for the admission of double epithets seems to be this either that they should be already denizens of our language such as blood stained” 158His early mentor “I learnt from him that poetry even that of the loftiest and seemingly that of the wildest odes had a logic of its own as severe as that of science” 159While Pope is a genius much of his power comes from acute observations on men And when you read Pope note the epigrammatic structure look for the “punchy” conclusion at the end of the second line of the coupletColeridge wanted to justify his own style of lines running into each other and of “natural language neither bookish nor vulgar” 167 To do so he “labored at a solid foundation on which permanently to ground my opinions in the component faculties of the human mind itself”Conclusion we must combine natural thoughts with natural diction 169Chapter 4A “bull” as a literary device “THere is a state of mind which is the direct antithesis of that which takes place when we make a bull THe bull consists in bringing together two incompatible thoughts with the sensation but without the sense of their connection” 196The Essence of Genius in Writingwas the union of deep feeling with profound thought; the fine balance of truth in observing with the imaginative faculty in modifying the objects observed; and above all the original gift of spreading the tone the atmosphere and with it the depth and height of the ideal world around forms incidents and situations of which for the common view custom had bedimmed all the lustre had dried up the sparkle and the dew drops“TO carry on the feelings of childhood into the powers of manhood; to combine the child’s sense of wonder and novelty with the appearancesit is the merit of genius to ‘represent familiar objects as to awaken in the minds of others a kindred feeling concerning them and freshness of sensation” 202Translation to make our experience of a universal be fresh and newChapters 5ffThe law of association what is the relationship between our perceptions and the objects themselves Our answer to this uestion will assume a certain mode of knowing Hobbes is wrong because because there is no reason to think that my seeing an object will produce bodily functions in me which secrete an idea 209Coleridge’s position Ideas by having been together acuire a power of recalling each other; or every partial representation awakes the total representation of which it had been a part” 212Coleridge branches into metaphysics in chapter 12 He wants a metaphysical unity without “branching into Spinozism” 287 For him subject mind sentient being When we know something subject and object are united by means of representation At this unity we can’t abstract either and say which one came first His theses on knowledgeHe mentions that he was a Trinitarian in philosophy after the manner of Plato but a Unitarian in religion 245Coleridge mentions that the held revolutionary principles in abhorrence 249I Truth is correlative to beingII Truth is either mediate or immediate the discussion about basic beliefsIII We must seek some absolute truth which grounds all other truthsIV It can’t be a mere object Even if it were an object it would still have to have a subjectV It must be an identity of subject and objectVI Self consciousness is my knowing myself through myself Identity of both subject and objectChapter 13If corporeal objects contain nothing but matter then they are reducible to flux and have no substance like modern art and literature JBA Primary imagination agent of all human perception and repetition “in the finite mind of the eternal act of creation in the infinite I AM” 313 Fancy a mode of memory emancipated from the order of time and spaceChapter 18Essence is the principle of individuation It is the possibility of a thing as that thing 348 That’s why with God essence and existence are the same thingConditions for good metrical poetry the elements of every metre must owe to some increased excitement This means it must be accompanied by language of excitement There must be a union of passion and will 350Coleridge makes some passing remarks on “Jacobinical drama” the result of the Revolution He notes that it consists in the confusion and subversion in the natural order of things in their causes and effects” 462 In other words he has just identified and rebuked Cultural MarxismColeridge argues that our words do not simply correspond to things Rather the words correspond to thoughts 537 538 What could this mean I think Coleridge accidentally stumbled upon the ancient Patristic idea of symbolic theology A symbol isn’t merely an allegory “A symbol is characterized by a translucence” of the form within the particular 661 This is almost word for word from Ephrem the SyrianHis Notebooks are almost incoherent To be fair it was probably intended as stream of consciousness and most people do the same when they journalHis Marginalia contain several stunning insights on philosophy Table Talk“All the external senses have their correspondence in the mind” 591 I think this is true; eye faculty of sight; etc Coleridge suggests a similar correspondence in the soul which might explain why some Hebrew prophets needed music

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The Major Works Oxford World's ClassicsDuced The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Christabel and Kubla Khan The central section of the book is devoted to his most significant critical work Biographia Literaria and reproduces it in full It provides a vital background for both the poetry section which precedes it and Major Works Oxford eBook #180 for the shorter prose works which follow There is also a generous sample of his letters notebooks and marginalia some recently discovered which show a different sponta Of course Coleridge is one of the towering literary figures of history His Rime of the Ancient Mariner deserves specific and detailed study In the introduction to The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Coleridge extolls curiosity and wonder and one can no doubt trace his abundant creativity to such feelings “But I do not doubt that it is beneficial sometimes to contemplate in the mind as in a picture the image of a grander and better world; for if the mind grows used to the trivia of daily life it may dwindle too much and decline altogether into worthless thoughts” The poem is replete with magnificent lines“Day after day day after dayWe stuck nor breath nor motion;As idle as a painted shipUpon a painted ocean” “He prayeth best who loveth bestAll things both great and small;For the dear God who loveth usHe made and loveth all” “Like one that on a lonesome roadDoth walk in fear and dreadAnd having once turned round walks onAnd turns no his head;Because he knows a frightful fiendDoth close behind him tread” “Alone alone all all alone Alone on a wide wide sea And never a saint took pity on My soul in agony” I love the entirety of the poem The Nightingale It has a perfect lyric beauty to it a combination of words and images that are uite unforgettable to me a beautiful mossy poemIf I have one major criticism it is that the remainder of the writings were so abundant Not that they aren’t wonderful but I found it very difficult to read straight there There are flashes of Coleridge’s poetry in his prose such as the following from the Biographia Literaria “Praises of the unworthy are felt by ardent minds as robberies of the deserving” I just wish there were of them amongst such a prolific set of writingsOverall you must read this collection to consider yourself a student of literature If you read it for pleasure you will find itSee my other reviews here

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