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  1. The English Romantics and the Theme of Nature. C.M. Bowra applies the term Romanticism to a phase of English poetry which began in 1768 with Blakes Songs of Innocence and ended with the death of Keats and Shelley:

    In contrast to the classical tendencies of the period, the word had something pejorative and unpleasant in connotation. Federick Schlagal gave the first definition of the Romantic poetry in 1798: "Romantic poetry is a progressive, universal poetry. This tendency is and must be to combine inventive genius with criticism, the poetry of the art with the poetry of nature, to make poetry living and social, and life and society poetical, to turn wit into poetry". Generally, it was delimited between the year 1978, in which William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge published their Lyrical Ballads, and the year 1832 when William Scott died.

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  2. Consider the uses - symbolic or otherwise - of natural imagery in the poetry of Coleridge.

    The poem shows by the inevitable loss of Khans paradise that the unity of nature can be broken by walls of any strength. The reader can imagine the paradise being built within the pleasure dome by the language used by Coleridge to describe the beauty of the place; 'Where Alph, the sacred river ran Through caverns, measureless to man Down to a sunless sea.' The sacred river, 'Alph' refers to Alpha, the beginning, first of all things and 'the 'sunless sea' to which it runs, a kind of omega' (Seamus Perry, 1998)

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