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Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Whenever I come to this poem the first thing that comes to mind is the song by Iron Maiden (unfortunately I don't think they did a video clip – which would have been awesome in its own right). I am really tempted to spend the rest of this review talking about how as a teenager I loved Iron Ma...
MarginMan rated it 5 years ago
The fourth, and final, Dover poetry anthology I am reviewing. As with the others, it is an easily portable, inexpensive book. Includes work by 58 poets. Ten were born before 1600, another six in the 17th century, twelve in the 18th century, and two in the 20th century. So 28 were born in the 19th c...
Ama's Picture Books
Ama's Picture Books rated it 5 years ago
I don't love this poem, and I didn't understand half of the illustrations. It's a good looking book, but not my favorite pop up.
The English Student
The English Student rated it 5 years ago
I'm sorry, but I really don't see what the fuss is all about. After about 50 interminable pages of condescending poetic hokum in the form of Wordsworth's famous (infamous?) Preface, you get to the poems, which are, you know, nice and all, some of them have good rhymes, there are some undoubtedly bea...
Books are Friends
Books are Friends rated it 5 years ago
As a freshman in high school, I took Brit Lit this year. We read A Tale of Two Cities and Lord of the Flies over the summer, and I absolutely could not stand (or understand) ATTC, and LOTF was not much better. We started off the year with Beowulf, which was decent but a little to predictable for my ...
Edward rated it 6 years ago
IntroductionAcknowledgementsTable of DatesFurther Reading--Easter Holidays--Dura navis--Nil pejus est caelibe vita--Sonnet to the Autumnal Moon--Julia--Quae nocent docent--The Nose--Life--To the Muse--Destruction of the Bastile--Anthem for the Children of Christ's Hospital--Progress of Vice--Monody ...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 6 years ago
I think Keats spoiled me for lesser romantic poets. Shakespeare and Donne often leaven their romantic flights of fancy with twists and twitting of conventions. Keats to me seemed to embrace them but with such freshness of expression and sheer beauty I forgave him. Almost all of the poems by Coleridg...
Elaine White's Life in Books
Elaine White's Life in Books rated it 6 years ago
This is my favourite poem ever! It's a story, a novel, a poem and a life lesson all in one. If you haven't read it, then I suggest you do. The fates...the albatross...the hermit...it's all worth it.
Giacomo's blog
Giacomo's blog rated it 7 years ago
There's not much to say about this classic that hasn't been said. It is still one of my favorite poems of all time. They say Coleridge was heavy into opium when writing this, and other works. If he was, it might explain the visions, but regardless, this is a classic piece of literature. I have read ...
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL rated it 8 years ago
Great setup for Moby-Dick!
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