Who is Samuel Taylor Coleridge?

  • (noun): English romantic poet (1772-1834).
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (21 October 1772 – 25 July 1834) was an English poet, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. He is probably best known for his poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan, as well as for his major prose work Biographia Literaria. His critical work, especially on Shakespeare, was highly influential, and he helped introduce German idealist philosophy to English-speaking culture. He coined many familiar words and phrases, including the celebrated suspension of disbelief. He was a major influence, via Emerson, on American transcendentalism.

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... Coleridge wrote reviews of Ann Radcliffe’s books and The Mad Monk, among others ... or imagination this species of composition is manufactured." However, Coleridge used these elements in poems such as The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1798), Christabel and Kubla Khan (published in 1816, but ... Mary Shelley, who knew Coleridge well, mentions The Rime of the Ancient Mariner twice directly in Frankenstein, and some of the descriptions in the novel echo it ...

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    Wit’s forge and fire-blast, meaning’s press and screw.
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)

    Carved with figures strange and sweet,
    All made out of the carver’s brain,
    —Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)

    Every reform, however necessary, will by weak minds be carried to an excess, which will itself need reforming.
    —Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)

    Who ran to help me when I fell,
    And would some pretty story tell,
    Or kiss the place to make it well?
    My mother.
    —Ann Taylor (1782–1866)