The Romantic Era Of Samuel Taylor Coleridge Essay

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The Romantic Era, which lasted from 1790 to 1820, was a time of imagination, freedom of expression, and appreciating nature. The movement began in Germany, and quickly spread to the United States, parts of Europe, and Latin America. The time period centered on the rejection of the Enlightenment, and embracing one’s individuality. One big player in the Romantic Era was Samuel Taylor Coleridge. He was born in seventeen seventy two to a clergyman in England, and is the tenth and youngest child. and is considered one of the founders of the Romantic movement. Coleridge attended Cambridge from seventeen ninety one to seventeen ninety four but never graduated. He met William Wordsworth, another founder of the Romantic Movement, in seventeen ninety seven and produced his best work with him. He later went to Germany with Wordsworth and Wordsworth’s sister Dorothy, but the siblings were miserable and it eventually led them back to the Lake District. Upon their return Coleridge got sick and became addicted to opium in order to relieve his pain. The opium completely changed him and brought about what was known as his “wandering phase”. In 1813 he faced his addiction and went to a doctor, but couldn’t overcome it, and died in 1834. He was a very dreamy person, which reflected in his writing, and his poems tended to be long and very descriptive. Being raised in a religious household, Coleridge maintained his spirituality throughout his life, and a lot of his poems revolve…

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