The Romantic Victorians Essay

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The Romantic Victorians Finding a similarity between the Romantic era and the Victorian era can be quite a challenge because of the all the differences between them. “This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison” written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge is a great example of a literary work of the Romantic era because of the various themes that compose it. The “The Lady of Shallot” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson in the Victorian era is a poem that can portray the society that shaped the era. Both poems share the theme isolation because the main characters in the poem are isolated from others. The Romantics era lasted from the year 1798 to the year 1834 and is an era full of changes. In this era the artists had freedom to express what they felt through their arts…show more content…
That forced many women writers to start publishing anonymously their works of literature (Susan Wolfson and Peter Manning, The Romantics and Their Contemporaries). Samuel Taylor Coleridge is among the artists that helped build the essence of the era. His literary is still recognized widely around the world. He is the youngest child born in the year 1772 and died in the year 1834. He attended the Jesus College but did not receive a degree. The first literature work that he published with Wordsworth is the Lyrical Ballads, published in the year 1798. One of the poems that is included in that work of art is I The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere. Unfortunately, He took opium to relief his rheumatic pains and that is when his addiction began. Coleridge’s addiction to opium is not accepted by his society and he became more and more dependent. The poem “Kubla Khan” is greatly influenced by opium and he leaves the ending of the poem to the imagination of the reader. He also sends a poem entitled “The Pains of Sleep” to his brother in law Robert Southey to explain to him his suffering of depending on opium. Coleridge shows signs of hope when he says, “That I am weak, yet not unblest, / Since in me, round me, every where / Eternal Strength and Wisdom are” (11-13). He ended his poem by saying, “To be beloved is all I need, / And whom I love, I love indeed” to express that he wants love to help him through his opium addiction (52). There is no doubt that Samuel Taylor
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