International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

S.T. Coleridge's Attitudes toward Nature and Their Effect on Him as a Poet
Dr. Mutasem T. Q. Al-Khader

This study demonstrates the vital relationship between Coleridge and nature at the beginning of his career as a poet. Coleridge later changed his attitude toward nature and began to consider it a spiritless object. He was innovative and creative when he established organic relations with nature, as manifested in his great poems such as "Frost at Midnight" and "Kubla Khan," but when Coleridge distrusted nature and his views about it converged, he ceased to be a poet, or at least stopped creating great poems. He realized that his imagination regenerated whenever he was with nature, but for unknown reasons, he ignored the axiom that nature for the romantic poet is like water for fish.

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